two more states & 13 hours later.

We left Seattle early in the morning since we had a long drive ahead of us. We had to drive 13 hours to make it to Yellowstone && so we left the hotel at 7:30 to try to avoiding driving at night.

By far worst state sign we’ve seen thus far.

As you can see, we’re super stoked to be driving for 13 hours in Gary, the honda civic. While in Montana, we saw some pretty hickish things. I guess it’s legal to drive with your children, unrestrained in the back of your jeep. Feeling hickish herself, Briana wanted to be daring and try the cheese burger hotdog at the gas station mart.

Then we continued our drive in the middle of nowhere. Service was absolutely non-existence.

We stopped at the local Walmart to stock up on some toys.... 

&& then we made it to Yellowstone to see the sunset.

We decided it would be a great idea to go into the park at night to go moose hunting. Me & Bri saw a moose but Katie only got a glimpse of its butt.

So we drove on this dirt road to try and find a moose for Katie. 

We were unsuccessful. So we went back to the Travelodge to sleep. Tomorrow, we explore Yellowstone and go white water river rafting!

mountains, markets & christian grey.

Another successful night in a $40 motel. We didn’t feel like sitting down and eating breakfast, so we went to target and got slurpies. After breakfast, we were on our way to go see our first volcano!

Our drive to Mount Saint Helen’s was filled with trippie looking trees like this that give you a head-ache if you look at them to long.

&& then we got our first glimpse of the ACTIVE volcano.

one day + one year before I was born, this baby blew up

Then we said goodbye to the volcano && hello Seattle.

We explored Pike Place Market as soon as we got into Seattle.
They had so many beautiful flowers & for so cheap!

Got to see the ORIGINAL Starbucks

After the market, we made our way over to see Christian Grey's house.
Then we checked into our hotel, got changed && went out for a drink to the oldest saloon in Seattle.

Katie was a little to excited that they had free popcorn.

&& then we ran around the city && bar hopped.
Katie and Briana were screaming out side the bar window for some Sea Men, && their prayers were answered when this gentleman walked up.
After exploring the Seattle nightlife, we came back here to go to sleep 🙂
Tomorrow we are leaving our hotel by 7:00 in the morning. We have to drive 13 hours to Yellowstone, Wyoming && we do not want to drive at night so were getting our drive on early hoping well beat the sunset to Wyoming.

one last drive up the coast.

We checked out of the Old Town Inn around 10:30 and got breakfast at this little place across the street. It sucked. Then we drove ten minutes down the road to the Sea Lion Cave. There weren’t any sea lions in the cave, which sucked. But there were a crap ton on the edge of the water.

After the caves, was our last drive up the west coast. It was equally as beautiful as southern California, just significantly colder. We stopped to see the Devil’s Punchbowl and got to see some whales!

A whale!!

We had to head inland to get to Portland, so we had to say good-bye to the beautiful scenery and say hello to pretty Portland.

Obviously stopped to see some Christian Grey spots. 
&& then we stopped for some cupcakes

After our snack we went to the top of Portland to get a cool view.

We left Portland around 18:00. I really liked it there. A very quite but super cute little city.

After making it to Washington && checking into our motel (which for $40 was really nice) we had another stay in & eat pizza hut while falling asleep with it in bed night. Tomorrow we get to see Mount Saint Helen’s && head to Seattle.

Our path is set

Our path is set for our footsteps to follow. I cannot believe we leave in a couple of days!

So much left to do, so little time.

I added a picture our itinerary that I wrote down in my sketchbook journal. If anyone has any suggestions of where else to go or anything you can think of please let me know!