With Thanksgiving approaching, it was bittersweet saying bye to my parents. This year will mark my first not spending a Thanksgiving celebration back home among familiar friends, family and food. If you’ve ever been to one of my family’s classic food-coma inducing thanksgiving dinners… you’d understand that this is not
an event to miss. However, I’ll be spending it with my sister at her boyfriend’s home with his loving family, so I know that there’s still a lot to be grateful for.
But back to the parents!
Since they were here for a bit, that also meant that Kat and I didn’t have to drive all the time. Due to our limited driving experience, we tend to freak out behind the wheel and shout at Google Maps quite a bit… so a proper shout-out to parents for taking the wheel for a while.
Also! I finally had the chance to visit a couple of colleges of interest, including U of O, OSU and Udub (separate trip).We took a quick road trip down to Corvallis and Eugene and then drove highway 101 back up to Portland. For you who don’t know, highway 101 is the western-most road in the states and is a classic road trip drive that offers great shots of the Pacific Ocean. Last summer, Dad and I had covered a large portion of highway 101 in Cali with a rented convertible, which was an absolute blast. This year, we took turns driving and I must say… the whole drive, no matter what state you’re in, is gorgeous. If you ever have the chance – DRIVE IT.
Have a wonderful thanksgiving! Don’t forget to heap on an extra serving of cranberry sauce and Pecan pie. Do remember to take a moment, glance around the table, take in the faces (and food) and be thankful – there are worse seats to sit in.
p.s. if you find this TLDR – the bottom photos will do justice, I promise.
driving to seal rock
the best part of this post
wait it gets better
a sad farewell to my friends and back to portland
mother’s first meal back home = photo opps.