Due to a still recovering hand injury, I’ve been out for the past couple of months on sharing my 15 on the 15th. And even now I’m taking it pretty casually, but I’m glad to be back in the circle again and sharing :). When you’re finished here, feel free to take a stroll over to my friend, Jennifer’s, blog to see her 15 on the 15th.
Between my photography and Nick’s videography, Summer is pretty much the busiest time of the year for us. We sometimes go days where our primary contact methods are texts and emails to see how each other is doing. This calls for the occasional “time out”, and this year it took the form of a 5-day road trip down the Western Coast of the U.S. It cost us collectively 4 weddings we had to turn down, but it was still worth it to be able to prioritize each other and our relationship above our jobs.
Here are a few snaps from along the way 🙂
Morning light (read 6am, but I really had to go to the bathroom!) at our first camp site. It was worth digging out the camera for on my way back to the tent.
Later that morning we headed over to the famous Canon Beach to discover just how cold and windy it is there! Instead of heading down to the water, we walked around the town with local hot drinks in hand, and spent time in some of the speciality shops tasting various items.
Our next camp site was only a short 4 hours away so we leisurely travelled down the coast stopping to walk along the trails and grab a couple pics as we went. It felt like we were on the edge of the world.
Our next camp site wasn’t anything to write home about, so instead of taking photos, I took naps :). These next pictures are from our third site at Crater Lake on the Southern edge of Oregon. They said to not approach the wildlife, but what can you do when THEY approach YOU? I thought these little guys maybe had some sort of mental problem the way they would stand on their two back legs and “walk” around after you with their “hands” in the air. It was Nick that figured out they wanted our food.
First ever attempt at a panorama.
The third night was our last one camping. We have a limit of 3 nights before we both miss beds.
The next morning we headed up to hang out around the Seattle area and get a hotel with AC, a pool, and a glorious king-sized bed. Much appreciated after a few nights in the woods! Then Monday it was back to reality until next time!