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Further flashbacks

November 9, 2012

So Alex wants to be a history / english teacher of little middle school students some day, so he is in grad school. Most of the time that means writing papers, studying and generally being a bit too busy. However other times it means you get to go on a day long field trip to see 5 major historical spots in Washington and Oregon and spend 11 hours in the car with your boyfriend! This is the story of how Alex and I spent a Saturday back in July, enjoy!

Itinerary for epic one day road trip

The original itinerary, however due to things taking longer than we planned (and being harder to find!) we ended up skipping Powell’s Books. So of course, now I HAVE to get back to Portland some time soon πŸ™‚

First stop

Our first stop was harder to find than we thought, but this little park sure was purty.

Alex examines the evidence

Alex examines the info about the Monticello Convention

Halfway through Alex and I's epic 11 hour road trip of historic sites in Washington and Oregon.

Road trips have a high minimum level of required goofiness.

Fort Clatsop

We finally made it to our western most point, Fort Clatsop, where Lewis and Clark spent their first winter after reaching the Pacific ocean.

Examining the inside

Alex examines the history

Replicas

The history shows of its impecable lighting

Re-enacting history

Someone re-enacts history

Portland has a few bridges

Driving through Portland on our way to Fort Vancouver

Layout of the fort

Fort Vancouver

Posin'

Posing under the arbor

Yeah, I don't like making my bed either

Yeah, I don’t like making my bed either

I had almost forgotten they actually do have trains in the Pacific Northwest

I had almost forgotten they actually do have trains in the Pacific Northwest

We survived an 11 hour road trip together!

We survived an 11 hour road trip together!

2 comments

  1. I love photo posts! Cute pics of you and Alex. Glad it was you two that experienced that major day of travel though and not me;).


    • Thanks Jess! Glad you like the photos and yes, I think 11 hours in the car is not something I am eager to repeat anytime soon πŸ™‚



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