We just booked our first family vacation! We’ll be exploring more of the west coast by heading up to Washington and driving down to Oregon. Not heading out too far – we’re saving up for a bigger getaway next year.
We’ve been to Washington 5 years ago spending our time mostly in Seattle. We checked out most of the main tourist attractions, so we’re hoping to see some new things that the state has to offer. After a few days there, we’ll be heading down to Portland, Oregon – a city I’ve been wanting to see for a while! It’ll also be a good opportunity to see how good of a traveler our little munchkin is.
I’ve been really hesitant to take baby out much due to the measles outbreak, but we’re being cautious about staying away from areas where kids tend to go. Thankfully, we haven’t heard much about the outbreak on the news so we’re hoping that everything is getting under control. We didn’t want this to prevent us from enjoying our lives, so we’ve been taking him out with us to get him used to getting into the carseat and being in different surroundings. I’m hoping we can instill a sense of appreciation for seeing new things and being outside of the house.
People are always saying how difficult it is to travel with children and that it’s such a hassle – oh, and the best one – that they won’t even remember it. They may not remember it, but they’ll appreciate that you took the effort to take them out and see new things. I know I do. The first 5 years are huge for development, right? I think it’s why I appreciate more of the little and free things in life (by free I mean what’s already around us – architecture, nature… not the plane ride. lol!). My parents took me everywhere, and I’m so thankful that they did. The desire to travel is something my parents gave to me, and something I definitely want to give to my children.
Anyway, it’s been raining on and off over here. Some moments, it’s raining extremely heavy. I was telling my husband it’s not even cats and dogs… it’s cows and horses! Must be prepping us for that Pacific Northwest weather 🙂