I love any chance I get to slip back to the time when we went to Oregon. I don't know what it was about that trip specifically, but I think about it anytime I'm having a 'I wish I could start over' kind of day. I think it helps me remember the version of myself I prefer to be most (and sometimes to be reminded that a better version exists!). It is nice when a vacation can reveal another side of us we might not have been aware of otherwise.
Anyways, I like the way Louise Searle, editor of SurfGirl Magazine, put together a few of the pictures and words we took home from our time up in the Pacific North West this past summer. You can find these things in this winter's issue of SurfGirl. They sell it on their website and I believe at Barnes & Noble as well. It's always a little funny reading your own words after they've been edited by someone else. It's not something I'm familiar with around here, but I've noticed that when my writing appears in SurfGirl, a publication assembled in the UK, I always sound a little British (I've never said 'wended' before...I had to look it up ;).