This summer trip was the perfect getaway - it gave us a chance to see and appreciate some of the Pacific Northwest, and it left us refreshed and ready for a busy fall here in St. Louis. We had an amazing time sightseeing near Portland. The Columbia River Gorge, lined with so many stunning waterfalls, made for an amazing drive, and our trip to early morning in misty Cannon Beach was incredible. From Portland, we headed up the long way to Seattle, taking a stop at gorgeous Lavender Valley and spending a night at a quaint farm where we slept with sheep just outside our window. In Seattle, we met up with my cousin Gabe and his wife, Joanne, and we had a great time exploring the city with them. One of the highlights of our time in Seattle was an incredible sushi meal at Sushi Kashiba. It was a fantastic trip - can't wait to go back!