It’s been quite an experience here in Portland thus far.
Mike and I have had several interviews over the last couple of weeks and a lot of guests staying at the house.
I love the fact that I could Snowboard and Surf in the same day. That’s flippin’ awesome.
Alex (a new friend) & Gabi (an old friend) have been bunking with us for the past two weeks. Surprisingly enough, they’re both from Iowa!
Alex, (who we met over Instagram back in SF) Is out on the road doing something similar to our trip. He sold almost everything he owned and left Austin, TX. Back in June. After a couple failed attempts to meet up we finally crossed paths in Northern California for some epic camp vibes, then we went our own ways… Just over two weeks ago he hit us up and asked if he could crash at the house for a few days. It turned into almost two weeks. Of course we encouraged him to stay as long as he wanted. We’ve couchsurfed the last 6 months, it’s time we start paying it forward.
Alex left a couple days ago and is on his way to Alaska!
We’ll be meeting up again in the future.
Gabi is a good friend of mine and couldn’t wait to come visit me when I landed somewhere. So that’s exactly what she did. She got to see the Pacific Ocean for the first time, experience a beach bonfire, check out one of the coolest cities in the North West, meet tons of rad people, live with 3 dudes and a dog, sleep on the floor with no pillow, and hike to some of Americas most beautiful waterfalls. I’d say it was well worth the trip out here. She is back in Iowa for now. I don’t know how long she’ll be able to stay away from the Ocean though.
More news is on the way