In the summer of 2012 my dad and step mom invited me to come visit them. I’d never been to the Northwestern part of the U.S. and even though the trip was just a little escape it was great to see them and to experience so many beautiful areas that Spokane, Washington has to offer. We toured a local winery, a ton of local farms, drank coffee, tried local pies and drove a lot throughout the area. My favorite day was strawberry picking – I had never seen a strawberry patch and they gave us all the strawberries we wanted for a $1 a bucket! It was incredible and the strawberries were so fresh and delicious! I had the time of my life picking strawberries and I just can’t wait to do it again. We also went to Montana and while we were there we saw a bear crossing the highway – that was my highlight of fun in Montana. We also went to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for the Fourth of July. It was such a beautiful town! I had such a lovely time and I’m always to grateful to have photos to look back on from fun experiences like travel with my family. I hope you enjoy these landscape photos and some of my vacation snapshots.