Jan 15, 2012
2012 Road Trip part 1
YA!!! so Gus and I have finally hit the road. We were talking about it, and realized it's already been 2 years since our last adventure. It took us a good week in a half just to get prepared to leave for this journey.We are heading east toward Arkansas to visit Gus's family. We wanted to try to save some money and not use hotels that much so we got ourselves a nice little honda van and Gus made a comfy bed for sleeping. It's been awesome so far except for one tiny thing.... the heater doesn't work!!! So everyday we have to bundle up 5 layers deep. I wear my owl beanie cap with smart wool leggings and a down comforter wrapped around me. Hilarious we are! We decided to head north first so we could finally check out Portland, OR. We first stopped at the Eureka Natural Foods to stock up on organic groceries to get us through places that wouldn't have any organic goodies to eat. Had an amazing dinner at Dolci in Arcata. Stopped for a pee break and took pics with good ol' Paul Bunyan. Then scored an awesome experience in a Native American Museum with some amazing bead work and textiles. Heavenly! Made our way to Portland and stopped for breakfast at Bijou Cafe. Had a yummy organic breakfast with homemade organic ketchup! Stopped at some amazing vintage shops and stayed another night for another amazing breakfast at Bumblekiss. So delicious. I loved the mini clipboard that our check came on! So creative this place is. Went to a vintage store that was set in a double decker bus. Awesome!
I knew from what others had said, that I would like Portland, but had no idea to what extent. Well, after only spending 1 1/2 days, I have concluded that Portland is THE vintage Headquarters! I found so many amazing things ( pics coming soon) for such great prices and most of the staff at each store were SUPER nice. I went to House of Vintage. Seriously I could have spent all day just there. So much treasure in every single corner. WOW!!! We woke up this morning to snow! We are off now to Boise, ID to hit up some hot springs!!