Sometimes life throws out a chance for you to get some unexpected exploring in. Between visiting a dear friend in St. Louis and being in a wedding in Chicago, I managed to find some unexpected wonders along the way.
Adventuring with friends is often the best of times. Its the perfect time to push yourself beyond your normal day today encounters. Its a way of challenging one another to continue to grow into the best version of yourself, and this was one of those adventures.
Beyond experiencing the exceptional beauty that the Pacific West Coast offers, I was encouraged by the laughter, flexibility, and determination that Jackie and I found with one another. There were many times of silence, always met with random conversation and excitement about what was around the next bend. Believe it or not, there was not one second of bickering, but much patience in taking the time to understand one another in our unspoken differences. And of course what is a road trip without hours and hours in variety of music (which you both hope you can enjoy)?
Memories were definitely made, leaving us wanting more. There is always so much to see and not enough time in which to see it. I hope you enjoy the many photos included in this story, knowing that we hope there is a return trip in the near future. After all, there is still so much more to explore!