Ryan & Jordan

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There & Back Again: Day Two

by ryan

We awoke to a cheerful dog and an ever so pleasant breakfast with family–we love them! And then we were off.

We cut through Oregon partly along the Oregon Trail.


Some of my ancestors came across on the Oregon Trail, but they stopped before they got to Oregon and homesteaded in Boise.


The highlight of this day was celebrating my Nana’s 90th birthday with family. She is a wonderful woman and the best (and only) Nana I have.

Bliss. Lots of family, so many smiles.


There & Back Again: Day One

by Jordee


For any who may have noticed the recent lack of posts, we will now explain.

Ryan and I have been on the road, a trip we decided to take just before it began on Saturday, August 10th. Because it has been so eventful and because we have soaked in a lot of life and adventure and conversation and people, we’d like to take you through the trip (mostly) day by day.

As with all my prior experience with road trips, the morning of Day One went as we might’ve expected: waking up early, packing, making checklists, packing, coffee, packing, loading up the car, driving out of the neighborhood excitedly, remembering what we forgot, turning around at the stoplight, a joke about “if we ever leave,” and finally heading south toward the United States of America.

The border wait was the longest we’ve experienced and the traffic was a bit unexpectedly heavy, but we made it to our first stop in Yakima, Washington. There we enjoyed dinner with Ryan’s old friends and my new friends. We got back on the road and continued east toward Pasco, our final destination for the day. We arrived and enjoyed time with family whom I met for the first time, explaining we didn’t have much of a plan for the following two weeks.

Day One: taking things as they come and the sweet times with friends and family foreshadowed the rest of this trip as we would find out soon enough.

Stay tuned for Day Two and beyond.