this is a past wanderlust. one that we plan on taking again this year.
the boy and i took a road trip down south, a side trip to the coast, down to portland and back up again. we stay at two McMenamins hotels - The Olympic Club and Kennedy School. if you haven't been before, i highly suggest staying at one of their hotels at some point. The Olympic Club, (which is in Centralia, and honestly, there's not much else to do in the city) is a historic building with a huge history, part of which includes being a former brothel. from here, we took a side trip to Ocean Shores and discovered Mike's Seafood - the best place EVER to have crab cakes and clam chowder to give Duke's a run for it's money! The Kennedy School is, as you can imagine, a former elementary school-turned-hotel located in Portland. it has a brewery in the little girls' room, a restaurant in the cafeteria and a cigar bar in the detention room...just to name a few. and, of course, you can't take a trip to Portland without visiting Voodoo Doughnut.