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BABY ZOEY’S FIRST ADVENTURE Our Freewheeling Trip up the West Coast

To my husband and me, a vacation is more than an opportunity to get away; it’s an adventure — a blank slate to explore and fill with new experiences. On August 16, we’re starting our nine-day trek, renting a car, and cruising up the West Coast with only the most skeletal of plans, ending our trip in Seattle.

city is famous for its Chinatown district and tons of fare besides its fish, so I think we’ll be fine. It’s going to be a whirlwind as we race to take in as much of the city as we can in the brief time we’ll be spending there. I can’t wait! My husband is most excited for the northern parts of California, which he’s never been able to check out. In high school, I was in a student exchange program and lived with a family in Northern California for a week. So, it’ll be a welcome return to a familiar place, especially now that I can fully appreciate the scenery and vibe. The redwoods, which I absolutely loved as a kid, will be brand-new to my husband. I’m sure he’ll love them; it’s a really special place. I am not a big fan of the heat, and I haven’t spent a ton of time on the coast, so I’m looking forward to that famous, cool California summer breeze and the drone of the ocean to the west as we make our way through the Golden State, Oregon, and Washington. I’m also excited to check out the numerous farm-to-table restaurants in Oregon. I grew up on a farm, so that “eat local” concept directly supports people like my family. We know we’ll be stopping often to investigate and do some light hiking, but other than that, we’re almost entirely winging the trip. That way, we can better accommodate Zoey, slowing the trip down if we need to. It’ll just be my husband, our new baby, and me, moving up the coast with total freedom to check out whatever we want. In other words, the perfect getaway. Dr. Lucy Meier

It’s going to be baby Zoey’s first real trip, which should be more than a little interesting. But it should be fine; she’s an easy baby with a calm and friendly demeanor. It’s rare that she’s fussy, especially in the car where the hum of the engine and the road below lull her to sleep. I don’t think we’ll be spending as much time at Napa Valley wineries as we would otherwise — we’re not about to Uber with a baby — but we’re excited to bring Zoey along and share this experience with her. The part of the trip I’m most excited about is where we’re starting: San Francisco. I’ve never been there before. My husband and I are both foodies, and the city is renowned for its vibrant and varied food culture, so I’m sure we’ll fit right in. Funny enough, despite our shared passion for eating, seafood is not our favorite; but the

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