An online journal created to seek meaning and purpose, to feel,

to dream, to discover, to spread joy and light, to love all of creation,

to glorify and magnify the Creator.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Hi everyone! I'm back from my week-long road trip down west coast United States. In the short span of seven days, my family drove through the states of Washington, Oregon and California.
Our first stop was Great Wolf Lodge in Washington. If you haven't seen their ads on TV, Great Wolf Lodge is pretty much a water park and hotel. They have amazing customer service, food, and food deals! It's definitely a great place to go for families with young kids. I believe the one in Washington is the only one on the west coast.

Our second stop was the state of Oregon. If you live in the west coast, you'd know that Oregon means only one thing... Shopping!! Oregon is the best place to shop because it is completely tax free! After this trip, I won't be shopping again for a long, LONG time.

Our final stop was the city of San Francisco. This city was the complete opposite when it came to tax. Everything has more than one kind of tax in San Francisco! I must say though, San Francisco is such a beautiful, and unique city. It's different city landmarks and forms of transportation truly distinguish it from any other city. The only thing I'd have to complain about is high prices and unorganized roads. GRRRR to people who speed through corners and cut in lines during traffic!!
My family did loads of exploring in San Francisco. We bought Wharf Passes which enabled us to see a lot of the city in a matter of two days. The passes pretty much paid for themselves, they were great! Through the Wharf Passes, we received a hop on hop off city tour, on an open top, double decker bus, a tour under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island by boat, a ride on a traditional cable car, a trip to the Pier 39 aquarium, a 4d movie ride pass and some free tokens to spend at San Francisco's biggest arcade.

This is a picture of the Painted Ladies. The yellow house is the house used on the set of Full House!!

The best way to end Summer is with the people you love most!
School starts September 7th for me!


  1. Ah I'm so jealous you was there.
    The pictures are great :D

  2. Ooh I've never seen an indoor water park like that before! This looks like such a cool place, and it looks like you had a lot of fun! :)

    sorelle in style

  3. Aw that looks like so much fun! I definitely want to go down to San Fran sometime, despite your negative experience with crabby drivers >:(

    I hope you've been having a relaxing summer! Seems like you've been making the most of things xo!

  4. AHHH MACBOOK, horray! Finally. You know what that means! (Well, a lot of things, actually.) Glad to see you got back safely. And boo, I have to go to school on the 6th. Can't wait to hear all about your trip in person/on the phone!

  5. Thank you! I don't have a tumblr account but I always look trough some for inspiration:)
    Looks like you had a great road trip!

  6. I always love having my family trip! :)
    Thanks for dropping by on my blog anyways.

    crunchy cheese me

  7. oh, I loved great wolf lodge, we been there once and had so much fun!! good luck to you on back to school!!

  8. wow this road trip looks like so much fun! woah! oregon sounds great and look at all that awesome stuff you got! and the sisco aquarium looks beautiful :) i want to visit all these places! thanks for your lovely comment camille, visit me again soon :) xxx

  9. i'm glad you had fun on your family trip! SF is definitely a crazy city with many many many tax. lol! nonetheless, it's such a beautiful city. so glad that you got to enjoy my hometown... & yup, there are plenty of stupid drivers here. =/

    i'm jealous that you went to oregon though! i wanna go shopping crazy there. :)

    & oh! trust me, enjoy school now because in the future... you'll miss it!


  10. Ahw looks like fun, I love trips like these!

  11. wish i can visit those places one day too :)

  12. love your photos! think I saw a documentary on the water park in the first video haha


  13. Gorgeous blog

    -Mia xo