Pacific Northwest Travel

Hey friends!  My mom and I spent an amazing week traveling through the Pacific Northwest recently, and I have gobs of pictures to share.  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you have known about a really spectacular giveaway that’s been in the works, too, and I’m happy to say that today is the day!  I want to extend a HUGE thank-you to Epiphanie camera bags for providing me with my Brooklyn backpack to take along on my trip!  {Psssttt…be sure to read all the way to the end of this post, because you have a chance to win your own Epiphanie camera bag!!}

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As some of you may have heard, our original plan was to travel to Ireland for a week, but because we fly on stand-by, and flights didn’t quite work out to our favor, we had to make a last-minute change of plans.  You can read all about it, and why I had peace about it, in this post.

So off we went to the Pacific Northwest!  Today, I’m going to share the Oregon portion of our trip, and I’ll share pictures from Washington next week.  {I have a ton of pictures.}

Mom and I flew into Portland, Oregon, just in time to find a hotel and crash for the night.  The next morning, we were up bright & early thanks to a three-hour time difference, so we decided to check out different areas of Portland.

First stop: Japanese Gardens & Rose Gardens

Japanese Garden, Portland, OR  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Japanese Garden, Portland, OR  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Japanese Garden, Portland, OR  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Rose Garden, Portland, OR  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Rose Garden, Portland, OR  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace
After the gardens, it was time for lunch!  I was really excited to be able to meet up with one of my sweet blog friends, Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me!

Lunch stop: Food trucks at Belmont & 43rd

Portland, OR  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Portland, OR  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Portland, OR  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace
After lunch, we did a little shopping along Belmont.  One of my favorite shops was Noun, “A person’s place for things”.  Isn’t that the cutest?!

Portland, OR  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Portland, OR  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace
Mom and I hopped back in the car and headed toward the coast.  After a couple hours, we found a place to stop for the night.

First night’s stop:  Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach, OR  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Cannon Beach, OR  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace
The second day of our trip, we had a good breakfast at Pig N’ Pancake before getting back on the road.  Our travels took us along the coast with a brief stop to stretch our legs.

Rest stop:  Astoria, Oregon

Astoria, OR  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Astoria, OR  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace
We crossed the bridge into Washington late that afternoon and continued to Seattle, where we found a little hotel just outside the city and a Mexican restaurant that poured excellent margaritas!  We were worn out, and decided to save our Seattle visit for the next day.

Next week, I’ll share more pictures from the Washington portion of our trip, but for now, I think I know what you guys are ready for right?

It’s an Epiphanie camera bag GIVEAWAY!

I loved having my Epiphanie camera bag on our trip.  I was easily able to carry my camera gear, wallet, makeup bag, and any souvenirs I collected along the way.  My Brooklyn bag is roomy and stylish.  I had quite a few people comment on it, from visitors at Pike’s Market in Seattle to TSA agents at the airport!  Now YOU can win your own!!

Here’s mine in action:

Epiphanie Giveaway  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

Epiphanie Giveaway  |  Sweet Tea & Saving Grace

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So, ready to win one?  Here’s the details:

* Giveaway is open to everyone, but if the winner is outside the US, you will have to pay additional shipping
* Winner will choose from any currently available Epiphanie camera bag
* Giveaway will remain open from 12:01 am 9/24/14 through 11:59 pm 9/29/14
* Winner will be chosen at random, and notified via email.  Winner will have 24 hours to confirm, or a new winner will be chosen
* This giveaway is sponsored by Epiphanie and Sweet Tea & Saving Grace shall not be held liable for fulfillment of prize

Good luck!

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