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Good morning, Seattle! This amazing view from my balcony of Mt. Rainier this morning was a jaw dropper!

Good morning, Seattle! This amazing view from my balcony of Mt. Rainier this morning was a jaw dropper!

I knew I would love driving through Oregon. You drive through a virtual corridor of pine trees from Oregon and on to Seattle. And there are trucks hauling tree trunks. Some clouds, sprinkles and rainbows, too.

What’s wrong with this photo? Hmm. I went to the gas station and an attendant comes over to pump gas. Turns out in Oregon it is against the law to pump your own gas. Wait, whaat?

I thought he was joking. I confirmed it with the barista at the drive-up coffee kiosk in the same gas station, where I bought my chai latte.  Yep, it’s the last state in the USA to have gas pump attendants. That’s the craziest thing I’ve heard of in a while. 

I didn’t have to get out of the car. On the road again….

What’s wrong with this photo? Hmm. I went to the gas station and an attendant comes over to pump gas. Turns out in Oregon it is against the law to pump your own gas. Wait, whaat?

I thought he was joking. I confirmed it with the barista at the drive-up coffee kiosk in the same gas station, where I bought my chai latte. Yep, it’s the last state in the USA to have gas pump attendants. That’s the craziest thing I’ve heard of in a while.

I didn’t have to get out of the car. On the road again….

Beautiful: purple mountain majesty at Shasta in California.

Starts to get really pretty about Redding to Shasta in California on the 5 North. The many faces of California.

The many faces of California: northern CA heading toward Sacramento on the 5. Looks like sand, but it is parched pasture.

Flora Grubb: fun in Frisco while driving to Seattle.

Flora Grubb nursery in San Francisco is the best ever…please come to San Diego. I’ll manage the shop.

Sunset magazine garden in Palo Alto, CA.

Sunset Magazine demonstration garden was worth a visit.

Sunset Magazine demonstration garden was worth a visit.

The Sunset garden in Palo Alto, CA. Serendipity sent me due to my outdated GPS in my car that was taking me to a gas station (which I did not find).

Dahlias and zinnias at the Gamble Garden in Palo Alto, California.

The Gamble Garden in Palo Alto, CA. I stopped here for a garden break in the road trip.

Vineyards, farms and beautiful mountain ranges from Paso Robles to San Jose. I stopped for a little red wine tasting in Paso Robles, and sang to lots of Alicia Keys and Gypsy Kings. http://s.rs6.net/t?e=ybZiGTskzuo&c=1&r=1

Vineyards, farms and beautiful mountain ranges from Paso Robles to San Jose. I stopped for a little red wine tasting in Paso Robles, and sang to lots of Alicia Keys and Gypsy Kings. http://s.rs6.net/t?e=ybZiGTskzuo&c=1&r=1

Road trip San Diego to Seattle. I’m in the habit of stopping in San Clemente whenever I head north. Today my new fave, dirty chai (tea with a shot of expresso) and the petite scone. The key ring? My destination, to claim a dream come true: a little place to call (second) home in one of my favorite cities!

I spent the first hour belting out Adele and Shakira songs.

Road trip San Diego to Seattle. I’m in the habit of stopping in San Clemente whenever I head north. Today my new fave, dirty chai (tea with a shot of expresso) and the petite scone. The key ring? My destination, to claim a dream come true: a little place to call (second) home in one of my favorite cities!

I spent the first hour belting out Adele and Shakira songs.