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Seattle with Megan

Megan and I have been scheming about a creative and hopefully inspiring design project together. Our destination was Anthropologie to look at some of their beautiful magazines, but of course we had to make a couple of pit stops for lunch and dessert! I’ve been wanting to visit El Camion since it was featured in Seattle Met Magazine as part of their cheap food and beer segment. Seriously, how can you say no to delicious (and beautiful!) tacos for only $1.45 each!

And YES, we went to Molly Moon’s Ice Cream. I’ve decided that I feel like I’m cheating on the shoppe if I don’t visit when I’m in Seattle.

Megan: Salted Caramel / Melted Chocolate
Bethany: Honey Lavender / Melted Chocolate

A few of our iPhone #lovetheoneyou’rewith Photos.

Food on the road

Every road trip includes unhealthy eating… Yes, the hours are long and the convenience of eating out is nice… But also because the food is just so good! Ryan has never been to Cracker Barrel and I’m so looking forward to sharing that experience with him. We’ll also hit up a Chick Fil A for a summer peach milkshake and sandwich. Mmm. My mouth is already watering! And of course, once we get into Iowa, I’m sure my parents will take us to Hickory Park… The ribs are my favorite.


Kasey Shuler @ Well of HealthJune 2, 2013 - 9:27 pm

Chick-fil-A all the way! I grew up in GA, so I’m definitely missing it up here in Seattle!

Oh, by the way….

Did I mention we are getting another puppy?

Ever since Atticus joined our family last fall, we’ve hoped that we could get another dog. He really dislikes being alone and you can tell he’s meant to be part of a pack. He absolutely loves being around other pups.

Well, when our friend Kate announced she was having two litters we were intrigued. One of her mama’s (Piper) was pregnant with her final litter and she was bred with a blue pocket beagle. After some time thinking about it, we decided to join her waiting list for a puppy. (Hilltop Pocket Beagles)

On April 7, 10 little puppies were born to Piper and Scout (Atticus’ mom). They were beautiful and we had first pick. Prior to their arrival, Ryan and I had hoped for a lighter colored female puppy… And when the final puppy showed up, there she was! Exactly what we wanted. A beautiful red faced little girl. In keeping with the literary name theme, we decided to call her Charlotte. After the intelligent singing spider, of course.

The photo on the left is Charlotte at 7 weeks old… I’ve also included a picture of her mama, Piper, to show how similar they look! Isn’t that amazing? She’s a mini-Piper!

And here’s my plug for pocket beagles… They’re amazing. Atticus is an incredible family dog. He absolutely loves kids and they feel the same way about him. When we took him to Seattle’s Pike Place Market there were probably a dozen folks who approached us wanting to pet him. One of the best parts (do not attempt this with your own children), was when a mother told her child to come give Atticus a kiss (without prior permission!) Naturally, the child walked up to Atticus and pecked him on the nose. Atticus reciprocated the kiss! At 9mo old, Atticus is just under 13 lbs. So, if you’re looking to add a canine to your pack family, consider buying a pocket beagle from Hilltop Pocket Beagles… Kate can ship them across the US.

We’re taking a roadtrip!

So the photo isn’t entirely true. We are only roadtripping across half of the country. 😉 In just a few weeks Ryan, Atticus and I will be making our way to visit my family in Iowa. It will be our first major roadtrip together and I’m really looking forward to it… Well, mostly. Recently Atticus hasn’t been a big fan of long trips in the car. I think he expects we are going to abandon him in the car. He gets a bit anxious when we slow down and approach a parking lot. Too many trips to the grocery store has left him jaded. Poor fella.

Anyway, today I booked our two Iowa-bound camping sites in Idaho and Wyoming. Sadly this roadtrip’s focus won’t really be about life on the road. Yes, I do hope to make a few stops for some photos, but our goal is to keep-a-movin’ so we can get to Iowa in about three days and spend quality time with my family. That means Day 1: 9hours, Day 2: 10.5hours, Day 3: 10.5hours. Initially we planned to take I-90 both ways, which would be the most direct route, but we decided to take a different way there and then I-90 on our return trip.

1. Day 1: Saturday, June 22. From Tacoma to Three Islands Crossing State Park in Idaho. A pretty campground located on the Snake River. Pioneers from the Oregon trail often frequented this location! Who didn’t love playing that computer game on (authentic) floppy disc?! It will be a quick overnight but we are grateful for the showers and a place to rest our heads. (Photo Credit: Idaho State Parks)

2. On day two: Sunday, June 23, we will be traveling through Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. Our pit stop for the night will be at a small RV campground in Cheyenne, WY. Apparently they serve hot BBQ every night. Yum! (Photo Credit: 33 44 66 NPS Trip)

AmyMay 29, 2013 - 9:06 pm

We’re excited to see you guys! I never read blogs anymore, but happened on here tonight for whatever reason 🙂 I didn’t know if you’d be coming or not so it was a pleasant surprise. I hope your travels go well!