As I predicted, this month is flying by so quickly I am feeling more and more overwhelmed by the minute! It’s all leading up to extreme awesome fun, but, oh man, the to-do list is out of control right now! We’re leaving town on October 6th, driving down to LA, gettin’ hitched on the 10th, spending the next 2 days at Disneyland (wooo!), then driving all around the west side of the country on our way back to Portland (Pete doesn’t have to be back at work till the 21st!)…
A lot of the important stuff is taken care of… our buddy (and knit designer) Homero is cat-sitting and watching out for our house while we’re gone, so that rocks, and we just got a final tune-up on Pete’s getting-old Prius and upgraded his AAA membership, so we’re all set for lots of driving. We got every map we could possibly want/need for where we’re headed – we are traveling analog style, no iPhone or gps bologna for us! Nothing against those, of course they would surely make our trip much easier, but I have this weird love of analog map navigation, so I’m reeeeally looking forward to the road-tripping!
Getting to my point… So now is where I ask a favor of you, dear readers… We need recommendations! We’re heading to all these states, towns, and cities where we’ve never been and know nothing about! Our general trip (which might change as we’re on the road, since we’re keeping everything very loose and open to our whims):
- LA area to Flagstaff, Arizona
- Up around the Grand Canyon and through scenic Utah stuff to Salt Lake City
- A possible quick swing into Wyoming, just to add another state into the mix
- Up to Pocatello, Idaho, then over to Boise
- Possibly up to Spokane, Washington, and maybe a quick swing into Montana
- Around Washington and eastern Oregon with whatever time we have left, and maybe some southern-ish Oregon if there’s extra time
If you live in, have lived in, or have been to anywhere on that route, we would love love love to hear your recommendations for: vegetarian-friendly restaurants, thrift stores, and yarn stores – the main three – and also: bookstores, record shops, cool coffeeshops or bars, other stores worth checking out, sights to see, fun or weird places to take pictures, etc…
These engagement photos, by the way, were taken by the awesome photo team of Vivian+Alex, aka L’Oiseau Rose – Portlanders, they are open for business for these kinds of shoots as well as boudoir photos, ooh la la!
So, yeah, um… I’m working on tons of projects right now, wedding-related, club-related, and knitting pattern-related, so that’s fun… If you were thinking about signing up for a club subscription and liked this month’s ebook, be sure to grab that this week, as the October club gets released in a week and you’ll no longer be able to get September as part of the subscription (but you can still always get it alone, don’t worry). Just so you know.
And hey, guess what, October 1st is coming on up Friday, and you know what that means? Ocean Breezes will finally be released for sale to all! (I know there are some people who’ve been looking forward to that for awhile!)