Long Beach, WA

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We spent a weekend this last month in Long Beach Washington. We’ve been working hard this last year and wanted to celebrate our three-year anniversary away from the bustle of everyday routine. The weather was damp and breezy and for the majority of our stay it drizzled. However, we had a grand time!

Sam did a job well done by choosing our hotel. We stayed at Adrift on Long Beach. The design was natural and their business model was eco-friendly. Instead of the cheap hotel shampoo/conditioner etc. they had my favorite all natural shampoo/conditioner brand (EO products). As soon as we checked in we got a bottle of wine, Theo chocolate and Smore’s trimmings (bonfire supplies included). What a good welcome indeed!

We had the best breakfasts (European style) and we had the most extraordinary dinners. There’s a restaurant attached to the hotel and it’s called the Pickled Fish- a peculiar name for an awesome restaurant. Because we were staying at the hotel, we got a $10 credit at the restaurant! The restaurant was a bit pricey but the food was well worth it. My favorite dish was the grilled Caesar salad. They cut a Romain lettuce in half and grilled it, so when we got the salad it was warm and comforting. It had the same ingredients as your typical Caesar salad but it was presented and cooked in a new way.

I’m going to be honest- The weather was dreary and gloomy all weekend. However, we made the most of it and did a lot of fun activities. There were Schwinn cruiser bikes available for rent at our hotel and one afternoon we decided to take a bike ride in the drizzling rain. On the same day we decided to make a bonfire for Smore’s (also in the drizzling rain).

Lastly, we made a pit stop in Astoria, OR to see the column. Boy, my legs hurt after that steep climb.

Where do you like to go for quick weekend getaways?

Tschüss~
Alyssa

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Honeymoon Journal Series (Part 8)- Mürren, Switzerland (Day 2)

Switzerland, Switzerland, Switzerland…the land of fresh milk and fresh air. We are now in day two of our Switzerland adventure and we find ourselves in the small mountain town of Murren. Like I mentioned in the previous post, it took a whole gondola ride to reach this tiny town and overlooks the mountains (the monk, the princess and the ogre). We planned on having a relaxing day due my pulled calf muscle. We wanted me rejuvenated and able to hike down Shilthorn the next day.

Naturally because we’re Crissingers we started off with an amazing breakfast. It was a truly fantastic European breakfast experience. Blumental hands-down had the best breakfast out of any of the hotels on our honeymoon.

With our bellies filled, it was time to start the day. We headed down to the local bike shop and were distraught to find that they did not have a bike that fit me. Wondering what we were going to do, the employee mentioned they might have some returned bikes in the town below. Hoping for the best Sam and I took a ride down the gondola and discovered there was a bike that fit my size that had been returned. What luck!

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I’m not a poet and not very good at describing extraordinary beauty, so here is some scenic shots from our bike day.

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We visited Trummelbach Falls, which has rushing waterfalls inside caves.DSC_0220 DSC_0228

Biking and visiting the Falls were the main event of Day 2, so we headed back to Lauterbrunnen for some lunch! Along the way we found a couple of fresh water springs and picturesque places for photo ops.

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At last, when we got back to the hotel it was time for bed and a perfect time for a bottle of wine. Cheers!

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Tschüss~

Alyssa