It’s been officially two years since we’ve moved to the Pacific Northwest. We left all our friends and family to embark on a new journey with 18 month twins in tow and only one job. Fast forward, we are grateful we made the move looking back at all the life changes and places we have explored in the region. There is so much to see, and we have probably touched on ten percent.
For the 4th of July weekend, we decided to do a road trip to Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Park area. With Covid, we felt like local trips within the state are the safest route for our family to get out and still maintain social distancing. The drive from Bellevue took us about 2 hours and 15 minutes with one stop at Dairy Queen. We can’t help but stop there on our road trips!
Whistler has been on our list for the longest time. We finally made it up on a road trip for the Thanksgiving holiday. I always try to book trips around the holiday, so I don’t have to take time off of work plus the kids are out of school. If you book far enough in advanced, the pricing is reasonable.
One of the many joys of being a parent for me is the ability to share in the Disney magic with my kids. I had it all planned out that I would take them right before their third birthday since they would be old enough to recognize the characters and bring the magic alive. A lot of people were against it saying they were too young to remember anything, but the way I saw it is they would enjoy it in the moment. Their faces would light up with glee and happiness, and I would be able to remember that forever. Plus, it would just give us more excuses to keep coming back!