I'm on a little mini road trip right now. I left yesterday morning to drive down to Salem Oregon. The weather has finally changed a little and is beautifully sunny down here. The drive itself was amazing! I took mom's advice and drove down the Hood Canal. The non-evergreens (what's the real word?) were starting to change color and there was the Olympic National Forest with the pine trees hidden in the fog on my right and the sun reflecting on the water on my left.
It was breathtaking.
I wanted to stop and take pictures but there really was very little room on the side of the road. I saw more turn out spots on the left so hopefully the weather will stay nice tomorrow and I'll be able to get some pictures on my way home.
It's a long drive down here (I made it in 5 hours non stop) but with some CDs playing in the car it wasn't too boring. Now I'm hanging out, visiting the old 'haunts' and spending quality time with great friends. Tonight I'm supposed to go see my old boss and her baby boy and tomorrow my French advisor for lunch. I'll probably hit the road pretty soon after lunch just because I don't want to be too tired while driving those 5 hours in the other direction...