Almost a year ago, our friends Corey and Emily from Where’s My Office Now? stopped by the Ocean Minded headquarters to share their story about their incredible journey. Since then, they have traveled from coast to coast in a 1987 VW Van Wagon, redefining the American dream and living the ultimate ‘ocean minded’ lifestyle. This venture has allowed them to pursue the activities they love, such as mountain biking, surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding, all while running a web development company on the road. The following excerpt portrays their adventures along the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy.
by Emily King, Where My Office Now?
The Pacific Northwest is a land of great beauty. Where the landscape gently beckons to us with every pulse of life… Go deeper, experience more, stay a little longer. The Pacific Northwest is alive, and its heart is experienced in water.
The heart of the Pacific Northwest is its coastline, surf, lakes, waterfalls, gorges, hot springs, rain forests, bays, and rivers. And rain, let’s remember the rain that blankets this region for days on end. It is here, where water on its endless journey to the sea meets the landscape, that our senses merge and we are filled with beauty, clarity and exhilaration. It is here, that we are inspired to take photos:
Waterfalls never cease to amaze.
Hot springs are a natural gift bubbling straight from the core of the Earth. Bagby Hot Springs.
Serenity awaits at many of the lesser known beaches in the Pacific Northwest.
“We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.” — David Brower. The Deschutes River.
Spending a day where the city meets the Bay. Seattle Skyline.
Reflections in Sparks Lake. Deschutes National Forest.
Pacific City, where we made new friends and surfed friendly waves.
“As long as I live, I’ll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I’ll interpret rocks, learn the language of flood, storm and the avalanche. I’ll acquaint myself with glaciers, wild gardens, and get as near to the heart of the world as I can.” –John Muir
Yes, the heart of the Pacific Northwest is experienced in water. And, its people…whom are made of mostly water.
Where To Now?
A Where’s My Office Now? web series will launch in November 2013. The series will show how to live and work on the road, and what it is like. To help back the series, visit click here. The web series will be available on the YouTube channel. To learn more about this project, visit www.wheresmyofficenow.com.