|Top: Meadow Boutique, Seattle WA | Jeans: Gap | Flats: Target | Watch: La Mer | Bracelet: Ibyss , San Jose CA|
We headed into Portland which was only a few hours away, got all checked into our hotel (Hotel Lucia) which by the way was awesome. The rooms were a tad bit on the small side but it felt so cozy and the bed was SO comfortable. They had Aveda products in the bathroom, delicious tea samples in the room and the decor was out of this world. Basically, we loved our hotel. Immediately after checking in we walked over to a local eatery called Henry’s Tavern to meet up with gorgeous girls Bonnie of Whim Wham Life and Nicole of Running In Heels. Let me just tell you about these girls.. Bonnie? Well, Bonnie is gorgeous. Just GORGEOUS, like I just wanted to stare at her and touch her hair. Girl has an amazing set of locks. And Nicole? She had killer arms. Super fit. But besides them both being beauties, they were also so sweet. I loved that it worked out that we could meet up with them. We even got to meet little Josiah and Bonnie’s hubs who watched the little peanut while she got to have girl time with us. They are such a cute family, I officially love them more than I did before! Thanks girls for hanging out with us!
After dinner Michaela and I decided to do some exploring on our own. We had heard about a little “speak easy” called Huber’s. We heard a little rumor that the bartenders spanish coffee preparation was quite the show so we ventured out, found it, and convinced the bartender to make on in front of us so that I could snap pictures. I have to say, it was pretty impressive and the place had a really cool vibe. I felt like we had stepped back in time a bit, but then again, I feel like Portland in general is a little blast from the past. I seriously felt like we were in the 1940’s or something. Navy men (sea men…. har har) were walking around everywhere, speak-easy’s populate the city and the vibe is just from another time. I loved it, it definitely felt like an adventure! Of course, we had to stop by the famed Voodoo donuts too. Some of the donuts wer crazy… and inappropriate… if you are ever in Portland be sure to stop by!
The next morning we were up and back on the road again to California! We stopped by Lake Shasta and had lunch at Tale O’ The Whale and almost died from the 98 degree temperature. We splashed around in the lake a bit before taking back off…
You probably think our story ends here…. we did a road trip, snapped some pictures, had a blast, etc, etc… but no. Little did we know when we were pulling out from Lake Shasta that we still had a LONG ways to go before we got home that day. I think the video below explains it all, so take a look. In the end, it was great… no road trip story is complete with a little disaster, right? We made some memories for sure, and I made a new life long friend in Michaela!