New Friends, New Memories…

We’ve met so many cool people along this trip – people who share our love of travel and thirst for adventure. But how often do you meet people, bond, exchange information, and never cross paths again?

Fran & Ed - looking forward to our next get together, wherever it may be!

Fran & Ed – looking forward to our next get together, wherever it may be!

We were fortunate on this trip to meet Fran and Ed early in our journey – in Capital Reef, UT. We followed each other’s blogs, kept in touch, and ended up staying a night at their gorgeous home on Whidbey island on our way back through Washington. Their home was designed by their son, Brad, and it’s an incredible inspiration on how to design small spaces to feel unbelievably spacious and inviting and cool. I’ll be calling Brad one day for sure!

Lovely dinner. Lovely home. Lovely people!

Lovely dinner. Lovely home. Lovely people!

The gang in South Whidbey. We'll be back!

The gang in South Whidbey. We’ll be back!

You know when conversation (and wine) flows that easily that it was meant to be!

Beautiful Whidbey Island, WA

Beautiful Whidbey Island, WA

That’s been one of my favorite experiences this trip – the unexpected new friends and stories of travelers (and locals) we’ve met in every state. And, since many a conversation started because of the BAMF, I’m also grateful for the unique beast that has been our transportation, a target for the paparazzi, and our home!

Leavenworth, WA - a replica of Bavaria!

Leavenworth, WA – a replica of Bavaria!

More Leavenworth. They even made McDonald's & Starbucks succumb to Barvarian architecture!

More Leavenworth. They even made McDonald’s & Starbucks succumb to Bavarian architecture!

I mean, seriously - how cute is this town?!

I mean, seriously – how cute is this town?!

We’ve had to re-route our journey through Washington a bit due to fires burning in the East. As always this time of year, it’s a reminder of how fragile our environment is. Pray for rain!

Some of our new friends aren't even human!

Some of our new friends aren’t even human!

We’re now off to the WA wine country because, well, we love wine! Planning to see more friends in Bellevue and in OR on the way home, which is always a treat.

Still homeless and unemployed, so keep me in mind if you hear or see any cool opportunities, anywhere! 🙂

Love to all. Can’t believe it’s almost September!

3 thoughts on “New Friends, New Memories…

  1. Homeless? No way! You have the BAMF. 🙂 I’ll keep an eye on the job market for you. Or I’ll turn it around and ask myself, “Where would I most want to work with Melanie?”

  2. We’re still grinning from our fun get together. We thank the BLAF every time we think of you. After all, who introduced us anyway? Bellevue? You’re almost back to Whidbey. We have wine!!! Fran

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