PORTLAND, OREGON 
JULY 9-12 2015

I haven't been to Portland in about four years, and was super excited to get to visit my little nephew Leo for his 5th birthday. We had a great trip - celebrated his birthday, went to the zoo, enjoyed a soaking pool at McMenniman's, made a ton of weird faces, and even travelled up to Astoria to see the Goonies house. And now I want to live there- so beautiful! Well, in Astoria. Not necessarily in the Gonnies house. Although...Pictures below. 



 

 

 

MINNESOTA
MAY 28-June 2 2015

We were supposed to go back to Minnesota in December to see my boyfriend's friends and family but because of my surgery we had to delay. So we finally made it out, and it was the perfect time of year. Beautiful weather, a side trip to South Dakota, lots of good food (cheese curds!) and nature. And I even met my penpal of 25 years for the first time ever! Pictures below.



 

 


Lake Susan in Minnesota

Portland, Oregon