Recently I took a solo trip out along the west, repeating days in the same town were feeding my depression and the anxiety that comes with life. Instead of singing the same song, sitting in sadness and checking my instagram (which contributes to depression) I got in my van and drove straight to Oregon.
I texted one of my good friends Scottie that I was heading over and if could stay with him, and it worked out oh so well.
The 15 hour drive was well worth it and filled with great views.
Finally i made it to Hayden and Randons house where i stayed with them and Scottie.
I learned how handy and creative Hayden and Randon were, I met them previously but absolutely got so much closer this time around and can completely say I love them!
Of course the pups Charlie and Oakley too!
Most of my days consisted of playing with the pups and drawing. Then we went for a great hike to Smith National park.
Next mini travel was to Portland to visit my other great friend, Andrea.
We took a trip out from there to the cost and did a unbelievably fun photoshoot. The PNW has a special place in my heart. its a perfect mix of fog moss and waves, not to mention a beautiful sunset.
Andrea and I had such a great time exploring, Watching local bands, and eating at strange cafeteria looking pizza/bar joints.
I’m not a drinker, so going to a show, getting water at the bar and people watching is much more of a good time and really funny to do.
It was time to head back to bend to get ready for the next trip.
I had absolutely no idea what i was getting myself into this trip. So i just went with the flow.
I followed behind Scottie Behind his Dodge Promaster (not to be confused with a sprinter van) for 11+ hours till we reached our destination
IN and OUT burger.
We finally made it to our camp spot and some friends set up their tents.
it was a great group of people Consisting of
Scottie (Awesomepossum ) Leanne (super talented jewelry maker) Crit, Casey and Evan, (Amazing Climbers, Scottie and leanne fall into this description too )
The days were chilly, but i was not bored even with my total lack of skill with bouldering. I loved photographing everyone and just watching while sitting in the sun.
SO many incredible views and also so much encouragement. (your girl is not the best at bouldering.
Leanne and i took off one day back to Scotties van while the gang was still bouldering
We ate snacks sat in the sun and let our creative introverted juices flow.
Last few hours i had with everyone, called for a new spot. where i did my ONE climb, which also happened to be the highest climb I’ve ever done.
Scary as beans, but conquered it with my Elvis legs.
Immediately after, i hiked back to my van and took off to LA,CA. Met up with my little sister and kicked it at some beaches.
We had a good time and it felt nice to have my first real bonding experience with my sister.
After parking became impossible, i left to San Diego to watch the sunset, than made my way to another friend Justine!
We talked all night and explored horse towns during the day, I met her amazing dog and horse. They were so sweet and full of energy!
Overal a great trip, and a change of pace and mentality for myself. I don't regret a single moment.