Last year, as I was planning this trip I knew one of the places I really wanted to go to was Oregon.  My sister was on her 4th year in college and I had never once gone to visit.  She had a couch she said I could sleep on, and I preceded to look up all the beautiful places we could go see together.  My sister and I are opposite people in ever sense of the word.  And the one week I was there was more adventuring than she had done in the four years she had gone to school there.  As her older sister, I felt like it was my duty to show her how beautiful it was ... so the adventure began.   

Our first stop off the airplane was Salt & Straw.  I live by a strict 'ice cream first' motto.  

My sister helps out with this club called Unified Sports.  Its a program thats apart of the Special Olympics Organization.  I knew she had helped out being a soccer coach in the past, but when I was there they were in their basketball season & she refereed the games on the weekends.  It was honestly one of the cutest things i've ever seen.  

Later that day, our first adventure was driving a couple hours east out to Multnomah Falls near the Columbia River Gorge.  It was so beautiful ... & SO COLD.  Don't let these clothes fool you,  she took off her jacket just for the photos haha.  It was so good to spend some quality time with my sister and we ended the day with dinner at this cute little pub by campus.  Those garlic tatertots were bomb.    

The second spot on the list of places I wanted to see was the beautiful Oregon Coast.  Specifically 'Hug Point' & 'Haystack Rock' which are really close to each other.  Luckily my sisters roommate Shawna was free to adventure with us that day.  We all were a bit nervous driving toward the coast, worried we were gonna hit black ice lol but we prayed and my sister did great.  

The rest of the trip included seeing a few more spots near her campus and spending time with her boyfriend Lokahi, who also lives up near her.  I'm so thankful for him, how he takes care of her up there and how he took time to wake up so early to take me to the airport but also got in a few of my portland 'to-do's even before the sun was up.  I.e. Voodoo Doughnut & the 'Keep Portland Weird' Sign (which just so happens to be right across the street).  I hope to get here again this year to see my sister graduate!