It's been a while, but I thought I'd share with you my road trip this summer.
Lake Michigan (left) & The Bean @ Millennium park (right)
We flew from Stockholm to Chicago O'Hare, where we had 1 day to explore an awesome city.
The Buttes in Arizona (left), flying over the desert (middle) & The hotel pool + view @ Hilton Tempe (right)
We flew to Phoenix, AZ. Where we stayed for 4 days and enjoyed 110 F (45 C) heat every single day. Phoenix truly is a different city, but I love it.
Mr. D'z @ Kingman,
We began driving north toward Las Vegas, passing through Kingman, Arizona along the way where we stopped for lunch at the same diner as last year.
Bellagio & Caesar's Palace (left) & Aria (right)
We made it to Las Vegas where we stayed at Aria for one night, which is enough Las Vegas to last me a year. And Aria was an amazingly beautiful hotel with a beautiful pool.
Me @ the Aria pool area (left) & me infant of the Bellagio water show + Paris Paris (right)
My brother at the Santa Barbara skatepark
We drove further the next day, to Santa Barbara, CA. A place we have grown to love over the past few years, we always make sure to spend a few days here. They have a great boardwalk along the beach (one of the only places I could ride my Penny board).
Pedro's Mexican Cantina and Bar
The best mexican restaurant there is. Pedro's in San José, CA. I love San José and we always make sure to stop at Pedro´s. Probably my favourite restaurant at the moment.
Humpback whales (left) & Golden gate bridge (right)
After staying in San José for a few days we drove out towards the sea. In half Moon Bay we saw some Humpback whales. Then we drove north through San Fran (sadly didn't stop though), driving over the Golden Gate. Only to continue north and staying in Redding, CA for the night (the smallest place ever known to man!!! warning: exaggeration).
Yes, there is a city in northern California called Weed. Literally Weed. This is Weed Airport.
Shasta mountain (left) & my brother at Shasta Lake (Shasta is in Northern CA as well)
Driving into Oregon was beautiful. There where huge mountains (volcanos actually), and bright green lakes.
An awesome place in Portland, OR (left) & a food truck (right)
We made it to Portland, Oregon where we stayed for 2 nights (actually stayed in Vancouver, WA, right on the border between Oregon and Washington state). i fell in love with Portland.
Evergreen Aviation Museum, outside Portland.
My friend Colleen and I
We continued driving north towards Seattle, but stopped along the way in Olympia (the capital of Washington) where my friend Colleen lives. Colleen and I met in Spain 2 years ago and haven't seen each other since, so it was great that we could see each other even if it was for only 2 hours or so. (Miss you!!! and NOT 2 years until next time).
Seattle skyline (left) & Century-link field (right)
We finally made it to Seattle. All i could think of when seeing this view was of course... Grey's Anatomy!!! And then Century-Link field, Seattle Seahawks football stadium (yes I'm a football fan).
A new Boeing plane landing after a test flight (left) & my brother (again) loving life (right)
My brother is a pilot, so of course when we're in Seattle we have to visit the Boeing factory. Which was really cool!! Totally recommend this! (In Everett, WA)
We of course also visited Pike Place Market.
On our last day in Seattle we drove out on the islands... Almost in Canada we stayed for ´fika´ in a place called Port Townsend. It was a very beautiful little town by the water.
And that concludes our trip! I loved visiting so many new places and having my entire family be there this year. Until next time <3
Live life & stay positive.