I planned a very different post to this one.
I have to admit, I felt a bit proud of myself. After a week of insane moving, furnishing an apartment 80% via craigslist, seeing so many friends and family members, going to a wedding, and cooking nearly every single meal, I felt like a 20-something version of Martha. TOday, I even woke up early before our flight to Seattle (more on that in a moment) to make sure we had a great meal for the flight, and used all our left over veggies to make a beautiful frittata. We packed it up, had it ready to go with some carrots and cucumbers for additional snacks…
And left it on the counter. That’s sure to smell great in three weeks.
Just to add insult to injury, we also forgot our insulated bag, collapsible tupperware, and amazing travel sporks (a gift from my beautiful friend Yas) that we were relying on to pack lunches with us for our vacation.
Well, life happens. We can always pick up another tupperware or two, and use our good ol’ reusable shopping bags to bring them with us (thank Goodness, we remembered something.) But while I was planning on writing a post about “how easy it is to travel sustainably” I got a nice ol’ wake up call, and a $14 airport omelette instead. C’est la vie.
So, we’re off on a three week trip to Seattle, Portland and Northern and Southern California. It’s 1/2 vacation, and 1/2 investigation – is one of these places where we’d like to set up our future farm?
We’re attempting to take a balanced approach to sustainable living on this trip. We are relying as much as feels manageable on public transportation and our feet, and are using the train a number of times (from Seattle to Portland, and Portland to San Francisco.) However, since we’re also looking at houses outside of the city, we’re also renting cars when we need to.
We’re so excited to explore the farmers markets, local wineries, and even a cheese making course. We’re going to cook with local, fresh ingredients as much as feels reasonable, and eat out and enjoy the culture the rest of the time.
The part of the trip we’re most excited for, however, is definitely the end – a reunion our BEAUTIFUL little dog! We couldn’t be more excited – she’s flying from Brisbane to LA, and we’ll pick her up and have her in the cabin with us from LA to NY.
I am so excited to share our adventures and lessons with you. If you have any particular recommendations for these places, do let us know!