Tag: solo travel

Day 32: Train Ride to Portland

I took the train back to Portland for another nasal balloon clearing. I also missed the final call for boarding. An English man rushed up to the counter at the same time. The woman asked if we were together and the man said, “not yet.”

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Days 22-24: Summary of Portland, Oregon

I visited the Grotto, and was enjoying Portland, until my car window was smashed in. I was warned about the rampant break-in’s from all of the homeless people. I just didn’t think it would happen to me.

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Days 19-21: Learning About Portland, Oregon

You might think the city is named Portland because of the port activity, but it’s actually because the two founders had an intense coin toss to determine who could name the city. I learned all about the history of Portland on a bike tour.

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Days 9-11: Hood River, Oregon

I went on a beautiful hike close to Hood River, Oregon. I was also able to meet up with a former co-worker who had just retired. We watched fireworks for the 4th of July and I was thrilled to have the company.

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Day 8: Friends in Bend

I met a friend of a friend for a beer and her family was great! I was also able to meet up with another friend while I was in Bend. In addition, I spent some time hiking.

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Days 6-7: The City of Bend, Oregon

I headed to Worthy Brewing Company where I saw on Facebook events that they had an observatory on-site. When I arrived, I saw that it was a restaurant, brewery, and after going up a narrow spiral staircase, an observatory.

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Day 5: Depression in Roseburg, Oregon

Feeling this incredible darkness made me unable to feel anything else. I hated that I couldn’t stop it, that I couldn’t fix it. I hated not being in control. I felt alone, deeply alone.

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Day 4: Alone in Roseburg, Oregon

In the United States, I still sometimes struggle being alone. I don’t need pep talks because I focus more on the enjoyment of what I’m partaking in. But dining alone takes some getting used to.

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Day 1: Merced, California

In that moment of loading up my car at this crappy 2-star hotel, I thought, “Is this what my life has become? Is this my new normal? Oh no.”

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Leaving Los Angeles (Part 1)

I still couldn’t process anything. It’s a weird feeling knowing you should be feeling something, but you just can’t. I had lots to do from finishing projects at work, packing, and throwing a fantastic going-away party!

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