Is it really already the end of September? Yes! Julie and I have been patiently waiting for the end of September for a little while now. Our romantic girl’s weekend out in the Gorge of Eastern Washington to see Maroon 5 to celebrate this girls birthday. There’s been lots of anticipation leading up to this trip for a few reasons. We tried going to a Maroon 5 concert in Seattle once and that did not work out because of a last minute business trip on my end. A few weeks after that concert Julie found out Maroon 5 was playing at the freaking GORGE! Best venue ever, right next to one of the cutest little resorts Washington State has to offer – the magnificent Cave B Inn. Great plan right? Concert tickets bought, room booked!
Yesterday morning we woke up to one of the worse rain showers EVER…but still positive! We grab breakfast, stop by the drugstore and purchase rain panchos… determined to make this rainy concert thing work. Then we hit the road! Things did not go as expected… here’s what happened:
There was a break from bad weather for a few hours once we arrived at our room – still windy as hell but no more rain. To be honest, I’m with my best friend drinking wine and laughing in such a beautiful place who can really complain about anything? c’est la vie!
The drive back was beautiful, that is until we got to Seattle. Now I’m just sitting here staring out the window watching the raindrops hit the glass with a warm cup of tea. very cozy to say the least. : )
Alex talks about his friends from back home a good amount, so before I met them I felt like I knew them. Needless to say, I loved them from the very beginning. Such sweet and good humored people. Pera and Miljana invited us over for a home cooked meal. Not only was it delicious it was Chinese! The choice to cook Chinese food had nothing to do with my being asian. It’s Pera’s specialty. : )
His other specialty is the Frappé. In Serbia, frappé (usually called hladan nes, “cold instant coffee”) is made with milk or ice-cream, and whipped cream is often added on top. I also heard a lot about his amazing Frappés before so I was super excited to try them and he did not disappoint! Maybe I’ll try making them myself!
That was easily one of my favorite days spent in Serbia.
The Cliff’s of Moher…the most visited attraction in Ireland. Rightfully so – an amazingly beautiful sight to see. We all know, popular natural attractions like these come hand-in-hand with hordes of tourists. Boo factor #1. The tour of the cliffs takes you on top of the cliffs which defeats the whole purpose because if you’re on top of the cliffs, how on earth can you see the cliffs? Boo factor #2. But, some research revealed that there were hour long hikes that would get you to secluded/tourist free areas. That’s what we were prepared to do.
Not sure how we managed or why the universe was on our side on this particular day but we found what seemed like the most perfect spot to enjoy the cliffs a short 5 minute walk two kilometers down from the main tourist entrance – only had to hop two small fences. The grass was dry, the wind was still. I don’t use the word perfect a lot, but this was pretty close. : )
(one of my favorite songs – such great heights, the iron and wine version)
Day 3 in Paris and nope, I ain’t scared of no heights. : )
Don’t explain to me how you’re so broken hearted, I’m too busy mending my own.