Day One – Vancouver, WA

We made it! Hannah’s plane was delayed and Sam got stuck in traffic, but all in all, it was a successful travel day from one coast to the next. After reuniting at PDX, we ventured across state borders to Vancouver, Washington (about 15-20 minutes north of Portland). For a Friday night, Vancouver was surprisingly quiet. We checked into our hotel – Hilton Vancouver Washington – then walked to Nonavo Pizza where we enjoyed margherita pizza and root beer floats. So good!

After dinner, we explored the Esther Short Park and rose garden. We then wandered down to the “Remembrance Wall” – a war memorial consisting of a series of murals depicting World War II and the Korean War. It was beautiful and moving.

Today we are headed back to Portland for more spontaneous exploration and an Oxford reunion for Eliza. Note: this post was written prior to today’s adventures, but saved instead of posted by mistake. Classic.


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