I'm an adventurer looking for treasure

Happy New Year! Did you get to ring in the New Year exactly how you wanted? I ended up falling asleep 10 minutes before 2011. A full week had been had and I guess it had its toll on me. The busy schedule was well worth it though! We ventured north for vacation. And, here's a little hint to show you how far north we went:

Did you guess the Space Needle? If so, you are right!! What a wonderful road adventure we took!! Seattle made my heart happy. The last time we visited was 8 years ago and I don't think it has changed all that much since. Its charm and magic still captivated me. The kids loved roaming all around town and even my parents had a blast "quacking" it up on the Duck Tour. And we were spoiled with sun on our 2nd day. How awesome was that??!

Before Seattle we hit a few other spots like Medford, Oregon and Porland and Vancouver, Washington. We got soaked in Portland but tried to make the best of it by exploring Powell's abso-freakin-amazing Bookstore. We could have stayed in there all day.

The trip was definitely what I needed before heading into this new year. I'll have to explore more with you in future entries. Right now I'm letting all the wonderment and newfound excitement soak in. Happy days are ahead! And I plan on Paul Coelho's quote, "A philosophy of life: I'm an adventurer, looking for treasure” to be my mantra for the year. Whatever comes to me shall be explored and examined and I will only look for the treasure that each day holds instead of focusing on some of the muck and dirt I may have to dig through to find it.

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