I know, I know… I’ve been missing in action for a bit. Sorry about that! I’ve had some adventures going on!
It’s been six weeks since I left my job, and I’ve been gallivanting all around the country since then!
I took four days to go camping on the Oregon Coast at the end of September. I spent two weeks in Minnesota at the beginning of October, spent a little over a week in Knoxville, Tennessee, had time in Washington in between each trip and am now back in Minnesota. It’s been a whirlwind and I’ve had so much fun!
I walked miles on the beaches, found a whole bunch of little agates and other small rocks, and tried out some new to me breweries and restaurants. I camped on the coast and enjoyed the late September weather, which was a little bit foggy but unusually dry for the Oregon Coast.
Minnesota has had sunny days, mostly warm temperatures and pretty fall leaves and a relaxation that I have long needed. I hiked, and checked out a place on the Mississippi River that is known for its Staurolite rocks; they form in the shape of a cross! I found one too! It is small and not a perfect cross, but I love it.
And Knoxville! Tennessee was a new state for me! My mom wanted to go to a jewelry convention, so I tagged along to be the chauffeur and sight-see while she was in her classes. I saw Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, and of course didn’t get to see everything I wanted to so I will have to go back! I toured most of the historic homes in and around Knoxville and enjoyed them all; there was such a variety of time periods! I tried out a couple local breweries and had some nearish to Tennessee hard ciders, although the state could up their cider game… I had such a great time!
I suppose I can’t always be traveling though, even though I want to. So I’m hoping to get back to a more regular schedule of posting. I have so much to catch you up on!