It’s been almost two weeks since I left on my solo road trip and I’d say I’ve already learned a lot. Like…my poor planning skills don’t behoove me on this trip. That I love having some sort of a plan that at some point involves meeting up with people I know, and that if I let him, my dog will take up the ENTIRE bed. Seriously. I woke up this morning in the crack between the mattress and the side of the van while Coach lay horizontally across the head of the bed, resting his head on BOTH the pillows. Only one of us has back pain this morning. I guess that’s what happens when your pets are just so darned cute.

So I’ve made it to Oregon and am so aware of so many things I’m grateful for. Which is awesome since it’s Gratitude Friday! Here’s my gratitude list for the day:

Good friends. Fun and quirky cities. Exploring. Trees and lakes and rivers and mountains. Looking at life like a treasure hunt (thanks mom). Plans (I never thought I’d say that). A good night’s sleep. Family. My amazing clients. Hot showers. Hot tea. Warm days. Summer. Fun roadside attractions. The right place at the right time. Sparked ideas. Connecting with friends. Things feeling like they are about to come together. Looking forward. Feeling lonely. Chirpy birds. A good meal. Cooking. The perfect song on the radio.

Now you go. Leave a comment below with what you’re grateful for right now. I have a friend who’s favorite quote is “it’s impossible to be grateful and unhappy at the same time,” and that’s what Gratitude Friday is all about. Even when things aren’t going that great, there is always something to be grateful for. Leave a comment below and share yours. When all else fails, Try Gratitude…It’s Friday {TGIF}.

Here are some pics from my week.

I stopped to meet up with a good friend in Santa Rosa. Snacks and wine.

Then I hit up a cool store in Sonoma on the way out.

Then we booked it towards Whiskeytown Lake to meet up with another good friend.

And passed through Klamath on the way to Oregon.

And found ourselves a campsite with a river running through it.

And then we finally made it to Bend. Where they are super dog friendly.

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