Hello, My Name is Kendra and I’m Addicted to Travel

IMG_0733The first step is admitting it. I must admit I am indeed addicted to travel. I’ve had this trip to DC planned for a while and I have looked forward to it everyday. Travel has been one of my escapes throughout life and I just have to accept that’s who I am. So whoever comes into my life must also accept this about me. It’s an addiction but I guess it’s better than being addicted to other things, right? I thought you would agree!

Even though it wasn’t far, I went to Anderson Island, WA recently. It’s just a couple of hours north of home and it was for a great reason: to celebrate a good friend’s 50th birthday. My friends have tried to get me to the island on many occasions and I’m so glad I finally made it. Not only do they have an amazing home there, we were fortunate enough to stay in another amazing home while we were there to accommodate all the people who were there to celebrate. We spent time cooking, eating, and partaking in great food. I realized how much I enjoy being in good company and fun people. I caught up with some good friends that I hadn’t seen in a couple of years and met some new friends too. Can I just say how beautiful David’s sister and nieces are? OMG talk about classy and gorgeous. Ok…I just had to say that.

I also spent an evening with the always lovely Amber Shoebridge at the Bradley Angle Glam Her event. Bradley Angle is a non profit organization that helps victims of domestic violence. They have done some great things and I am happy to have been a part of the event to help with their cause. I also met the amazing Poison Waters! Can’t wait to see her in action.

This weekend I’m in DC attending the ACOG conference. I LOVE DC! It’s such a beautiful city and there’s so much history. However, now that I’ve traveled to some pretty historic places (Petra, Amman, London, etc…) I realize just how young the US is. We’re a very young country! The buildings and architecture are beautiful though. My Uber driver was from Afghanistan. I have such an appreciation for people from that region of the world. I can’t express just how happy I am I had a chance to spend time abroad. I know it’s truly made me a better person.

I’m sure you’re wondering where I’m staying while in DC. Wait for it….A @Kimpton Hotel of course! I’m staying at the Hotel Monaco DC and @Kimpton has not disappointed me one bit. Scott contacted me prior to my arrival and made sure things were in order when I arrived. The team has been phenomenal and the room is excellent! I had dinner last night at Poste and the salmon was to die for! Happy hour at Poste is pretty good too. Everything has been wonderful and wine hour is always the cherry on top. When ever @Kimpton decides they need a nurse on staff, I’ll be the first to apply. Hey, it could be a thing: nurses at hotels to meet any healthcare needs!

Since I visited so many historical sights five years ago in DC, my plan is to visit the national portrait gallery and the spy museum. I’m looking forward to that.

Last thing. I want to update everyone on my gardening adventures this year. I was excited to come home and start my garden and my nephew and sister helped me get things going a few weeks ago. I think I may be losing my green thumb because my onions have died but the ones my sister planted are #thriving! It took forever for my purple lettuce to grow and my sister’s leaf lettuce has taken off! I have to get back into the swing of things. 

Living life and it’s good and I’m #thriving!


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