it was an epic soul-searching adventure...
here are some images of magical moments along the merry way...
enjoying the warm hippie atmosphere at the embarcadero farmer's market with my bffffff to the f on the glorious morning of her engagement. i woke up that morning with a delightful flock of butterflies in my stomach knowing that i knew something that she didn't, something really fantastic (the fact that this was the day she was going to get engaged!)
lots of moments wandering around san fransisco by myself being smitten by the city and feeling a tugging at my heart. i loved exploring on my own coming around bends to behold interesting and gorgeous sights that took my breath away.
waiting up for jane to get home and squeeling on the couch over the proposal. this was probably the most sparkly moment of the trip. i mean, look at that ring!
meeting up with my dear, dear friend josephine and reconnecting after almost 2.5 years of separation. soaking in the bay bridge and the sun. i love this girl.
riding bikes through golden gate park - letting the wind rush through my hair as we peddled to ocean beach through perfect, lush california landscape.
watching the sun slip under the horizon at baker beach. look at that happy couple.
on to d.c. and an enchanting night monument walk with my dani!
performing sealings at the d.c. temple and feeling the heavy peace of the assurance of god's awareness of and love for me.
meeting up with dear sara! and going to the top of the post office tower for stellar views of the district.
finding this hidden and splendid world war one memorial hidden in the trees lining the reflecting pool on the mall and thinking about all those who gave their lives for freedom.
taking a dozen self-timer jumping pics in front of the u.s. capitol while tour groups with matching t-shirts passed us all around with curious looks on their faces.
seeing my brother and sister-in-law's uber-cool apartment, having a bbq on their roof overlooking the capitol and then walking down the street to the nationals game, where we just happened to see...
thomas jefferson! who happens to be a nats fan.
checking out the national archives and the national gallery's sculpture garden on a perfectly glorious day in the nation's capital.
exploring the majestic library of congress.
and on to nyc and feeling the ocean air mixed with the magic of the best city on earth breeze our cheeks and hair on the ever-delightful staten island ferry.
did i mention how much i love these three women? aren't they pretty?
admiring the view from the rooftop of the metropolitan museum of art after appreciating creative genius and extreme beauty created by the mind and hand of man.
swooshing some awesome rental bikes through the paths of central park. thrilling and exhilarating, especially when sweeping over the big signs that say "no bikes on paths." how can we not?
meeting my brand new nephew, jacobson scott eyre! and hanging out with noah, kristi, mckay and lyla. we stayed up late sunday night laughing ourselves to tears.
one of my favourite places on earth - the tippy top of our legendary building. the view is otherworldly and spectacular, and the journey to the top is exhilarating beyond belief!