I couldn't get over how beautifully blue the sky was today with big fluffy white clouds. I snapped a few shots while I sat in traffic. Ugh! Seriously? My parents said I brought the sunshine with me but did I bring the traffic too?
Woo Hoo for west coast driving.
Mount Hood was glorious; and look at those sailboats (more traffic).
No trash fires or squatters tents in the road medians in the States. Just pretty flowers.
Look at those glorious roads! The sidewalks are so clean. Wonderful. Everything is so shiny.
The outing was so much fun. I drove myself, parked the car in a nice car park with a friendly booth attendant. Everyone was smiling and friendly (definitely a Pacific Northwest thing). The sales people were friendly and helpful but stayed out of my business unless I needed them. I even got hit on by a nice American guy. (Getting hit-on by an age appropriate American man is flattering. Getting hit-on (I mean gawked at) by all of Manila that is male (and female for that matter) is creepy and annoying).
All of this made me recall that I am an American and these are all MY things to enjoy like every other American. America is truly a beautiful place to live. Living overseas makes it feel extra special and extra sparkly upon returning.