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Hello World,

Instead of a DIY tutorial, I’m going to share a little life update about what I’ve been up to. I recently road-tripped to Seattle with my best friend to see Lana Del Rey and Lady Gaga. I was happily surprised by how amazing Lana sounded live, but I sadly don’t have any photos of her because Google Maps drained my phone on the way to the arena. Lady Gaga ended up canceling her concert due to bronchitis, and rescheduled later this summer.

Last summer I bought my first DSLR, and this was my first road trip with it, so you know I was snap-happy. Take a looksie:

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The day before our road trip, we went on a hike around Lake Pend Oreille.
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The next day we started our PNW adventure, and crossed the Columbia.
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We detoured north and explored Leavenworth. Even the Starbucks and Subway matched the Bavarian theme!
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For lunch we ate giant pretzels, gingerbread cookies, and other not-so-healthy items. 🙂
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Next up, Seattle.
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We visited the Woodland Zoo, and almost every animal was active except the lion.
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My wanderlust had been kicking in pretty heavy lately, so after the concert, we took a nice detour to visit the ocean. I love the ocean: the sounds of seagulls and water crashing into the shore, the smell of salt in the air, how endless it appears.
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On the trip home, we had no cell service in some areas, so we found directions the old-fashioned way.
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We took White Pass on the way home, and it such a perfect view on Mt. Rainier. Its summit is over 14,000 ft!

Do you have any fun travel plans for this summer?