Hello from Los Angeles! After a very hectic August, I finally made my way down to my new city. I wanted to check in since I’ve been gone a couple weeks before diving back into the Southeast Asia travel series posts. Those will be resuming along career related posts (like what to wear and do)! A road trip, moving into a new place, and preparing for my new job have consumed my life for the last few weeks…
A few Thursdays ago, I flew to Seattle and got everything sorted out at my old house and picked up my car. It was so strange being back but without a place of my own to stay at! The house was quiet and none of my friends were home so it was a quick goodbye to the house. I had a so many things to do in just a couple of hours that it flew by and before I knew it was time to pick up my boyfriend from the airport.
We headed to dinner on Capitol Hill at Neon Taco (which was delicious) with a friend and it was nice to relax for a little bit. Luckily, my friend could host us for us for the night so we had a pretty uneventful night. The next morning we woke up bright and early to head out on the road!
For lunch, we stopped at Falling Sky Brewery in Eugene, Oregon. The area definitely had a young and hip vibe since it’s home to the University of Oregon. Both the beer and food was delicious. It was just what we needed as our first break from driving. Our next stop was Crater Lake. Unfortunately, it was pretty hazy from the surrounding fire at the time but it was nice to drive through the national park and walk around a bit.
We ended our first 8-hour day of driving in Medford. It is definitely a popular spot for those doing the road trip down to California; I stopped here last year when doing the drive to San Francisco. We stayed at in a quaint little room through Airbnb which was perfect for a one night stay. It was really close to a few breweries and restaurants so we headed over to Common Block Brewing. We loved it; the brews and food were amazing!
The next morning we started early with breakfast from Buttercloud Bakery. Again, it was delicious. We also got a few pastries for the road! Our big stop for the day was Redwoods National Forest so we had a few hours of driving into California in the morning.
We drove along the coast for a bit and stopped in Eureka for some much needed lunch. The day ended in Novato, California at another Airbnb. Airbnb’s turned out to be the best option for our road trip since it was so much cheaper and convenient. I highly recommend looking into them instead of hotels when planning your next road trip.
Our last day of driving was mostly along the coast with some city traffic. We walked around Spyglass Park in Pismo Beach a little and it was so pretty! It wasn’t busy at all and it was a beautiful day to spend outside.
We finally got back to LA that night after going through a few hours of traffic (of course!). I moved into my new place the next day and now, two weeks later, still settling in.
Now on to my life right now. Today, I was supposed to fly out for training but it’s been postponed due to the hurricane. It’s been a scary couple of weeks with the hurricanes and fires throughout the States. I hope everyone is doing well and is safe!
For those just tuning in, I just started as a Tech Consultant at a big consulting firm which is one of the reasons I moved to LA. What I’ll be doing at work for the next couple of weeks is still up in air. I’m looking forward to learning just how to be a consultant and jump into a project, but I also know that it might take weeks for that to happen. This does give me some extra time to settle into my apartment and work on the blog though! I plan on posting more travel and career related posts.
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