They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, so here are a ton to represent just how long it’d take me to write about our trip to the Pacific Northwest:
Oh, hi Seattle.
On the Waterfront (feat. my chipped Mystic Green nail polish!)
Me steering a tugboat.
Other people steering a tugboat. (One of these is not like the other)
Making new friends in Pike Place Market.
Near Pike Place and somewhere among the other countless pieces of gum is Williams Mystic S’15’s mark! A crew member from the Cramer already found us! Keep an eye out if you’re ever in the area.
Yep, that’s just a volcano casually chilling (heh) in the background as we begin our road trip.
We ran into one of our stewards, Katherine, from the Cramer at Powell’s Books in Portland, OR! And like the good steward she is, she brought cookies. They were delicious. I ate a lot of them…
Crown Point for our first Oregon morning: A view worth a 6:30 AM breakfast.
Multnomah Falls, Oregon.
Glenn & Jim run into old Mystic Seaport friends by chance. It really is a small world!
Hello, Pacific Ocean! It looks less like California now and more like the Northwest!
SO. MANY. SEA LIONS.
A “desert” in the PNW. Is there anything they don’t have?!
“Sciencing” it up in some tide pools.
Jim Carlton establishes a portable snail exhibit.
And one last view from the road.
I had so much fun exploring, singing Taylor Swift and Usher with professors, and learning the ins and outs of a world I’d never experienced. It seemed like we had a thousand trips in one. It was also crazy how many Williams-Mystic alums and friends we encountered although we were literally on the opposite coast. Plus, come on, van life is just about the best thing ever.