[caption id="attachment_403" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Me and the girls went to Otion (Bramble Berrys Retail store) to take a class from Kat!KAT-liedescope Swirl"][/caption] On our 9 day trip to the west coast we stopped of at Otion (Bramble Berrys retail store) One of my favorite suppliers. We took a class while we were there with the amazing Kat! Boy she did not disapoint. We laughed and made soap what more could I ask for? Kat made a new swirl pattern that we were the first to see (Kat-liedescope) My husband came along and walked the town of bellingham it is such a cute town. We made a few fun stops in Washington we went to the Fremont Troll and to the famous gum wall,Pikes Market (which we loved)!! We had a great first day with Marta and Laurie from SACS & co soap company . They headed back to Portland and we stayed in Seattle for 2 days . We saw my sister and nephew , it was great I have not seen them in a long time. We walked downtown Seattle all day and nightFor our anniversary we headed to Astoria where the Goonies "house" is and ended up on cannon beach where Goonies was filmed. Haystack rock is so pretty and has so much life on it . So romantic we walked the beach and picked up sand dollars and did some geo caching (we are nerds) . The town closes at 5 and nothing opens until 10. So it was so relaxing . [caption id="attachment_407" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Hubby and I infront of Haystack Rock"] [/caption] We both work so hard it was so nice to take a break. Thanks for stopping by! I will be posting about the #hsmgconf12 in the next posting!