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When I was living in Norway I saw some really amazing things.  It’s a gorgeous country and because I knew I was only there for a little while I really pushed myself to get out and see everything, be it distant locations or just to a part of the city I’d never seen.  When I would talk to many of my Norwegian friends about where I was going I was always surprised that they had never been to many of the famous landmarks and fjords I was visiting, despite the fact that they hardly had to go further than their own backyard.  I realized though, that there were many places near my own home that I had never been.  Places I have no excuse for not visiting.  I resolved that I would treat wherever I was living as a tourist would, so that I would get out and see the wonders around me instead of putting it off till later.

I wish I could say that I have been a success at this, but I haven’t.  It’s not as easy to do as it sounds, the mountains and coast are close but it’s still hard to keep up the momentum in a place you are so settled into.  I’m going to try to challenge myself to live a bit more like a tourist and take in the cool things that are closer to home, and I want to challenge everyone else to do this too.

My start came this weekend.  I took a trip to Florence (the one on the coast of Oregon, not the one in Italy) to go camping.  I had a lot of fun wandering around on a rainy beach and watching some very brave/foolhardy surfers.  Check out the pictures:

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