A year ago, I took my solo flight out to Detroit. It was New Years Eve and I was so excited to go. I made the trip for one reason: to roadtrip from Detroit out to Portland, Oregon with two friends that were moving out there. It was amazing, and a once in a lifetime experience I think. We may have just booked it across the country - making the trip from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Portland in less than 48 hours - but it was beautiful. I had never seen any of the US farther west than Buffalo, New York before this. I encourage anyone who has never crossed the country like this to do so. You won't regret it.
This post is entirely composed of cell phone and instant photographs. I don't care that they are not high quality. They are so meaningful and capture my trip perfectly. So have a look.
The trip we took to Hug Point and Cannon Beach was my first time really seeing the Pacific Ocean. When I went to Vancouver last year for Flickr Island, it was the Pacific waters, sure, but not the open ocean. So I loved this trip we got to take, so much. I miss it like crazy.