September 17, 2015
Over the past two days, we’ve been sharing videos from our tour, but I think now it’s time for us to share all of our pictures. And we have lots of them! Some cities we have more pictures for than others, and that’s mostly because we spent more time in those cities. Some we’d stay in for a week and others we’d stay in for only three days, so our apologies if your favourite city isn’t equally represented. I hope you like the pictures nonetheless! We had lots of fun taking them, and have lots of stories that didn’t make it on video. Check em out!
We did a lot in Vancouver that we didn’t show in our video, since those videos were more food focused, but we’re gonna look over the footage to see if it’s ok enough to make into something bigger. Vancouver was a blast! We went out to Horseshoe Bay and rented a speedboat and rode on some really choppy waves. And we saw seals! And we also went go-carting in this insanely fast place. It was a blast. Here are some of the pics we saved!
You’ll also see lots of pictures with Ryan, who was a blessing. He’s a good friend of ours that we met back in Korea ages ago, and now he’s in Vancouver, and he showed us around and took us to so many great places, even though we were broken and jetlagged. Thanks Ryan. You gave us some awesome memories in BC!
Seattle was lovely! That’s where we got our second Kia Sorento, and where our friend Brian met up with us so he could help with the driving, since Leigh and Soo Zee didn’t drive. We had some great food at Bourbon and Bones, and we just loved how pretty the marketplace was. There were so many options for interesting things to eat! I thought it was just going to be a market with produce and meats, but it had so much more. And we saw the throwing of the fish as well. Just didn’t get a picture of it.
Big thank you also to Three Twins Ice Cream, who came to our Meet Your Kimchi event and gave free ice cream to all who attended. We met Turner in Korea ages ago, and now he works with Three Twins, so when we heard that they wanted to take part in the event we were thrilled! We also ate a bit too much ice cream that day :D
This was literally just half a day’s worth of pictures, but we really liked the food trucks in Portland, because it was such a bright day and everything was so colourful and just felt right to take pictures of. Grant’s Pass we only spent the night in, but it definitely seemed like a place I’d like to live. The houses are huge! And the prices are supposedly really cheap! And the bar served much better food than we expected. Overall it was awesome!
Oh gosh it was so picturesque here. All of the graffiti was so inviting. We took tons of pictures of it all but can’t post an endless stream of it. That’d be weird. But the food was great, the architecture was gorgeous, and we have really fond memories of hanging out in the backyard. Just a lovely, lovely place. If only the hills didn’t kill us!
So, most of the pictures here are of our place, which literally was the nicest place I’ve ever stayed in. You could see the entire city from up here. We also hung out with some of our YouTube friends, which was awesome for us, because we don’t have many friends that do YouTube for a living, so getting the chance to talk to others is always refreshing. And also, sunsets.
This was also where we parted ways with Brian. Since we were flying from here on out, he didn’t have to drive long distances with us anymore. It was really sad. Brian’s a great friend, and having him along with us was really special. Thanks Brian for being so awesome :D
Two of our favourite places were here in Houston. That Alabama Ice House is something I need desperately in my life. It had the perfect atmosphere. Everyone was so nice, and the vibe was so relaxed. You could play basketball and have a beer. Everything so casual. I can’t imagine anything better. And the 59 Diner had such a great vibe, and the food was glorious and the decor was so awesome. We loved it here. The waiter was probably one of the best waiters we ever met as well.
Also, very big thank you to Leigh’s father. We stayed at his place instead of an Airbnb. He was ultra hospitable, and cooked us – no joke – the best steak we’ve ever had. It was perfect. Holy smokes. I have no idea how Leigh could leave home if her dad makes steaks like that. DAMN! Thank you, Mr Cooper, for your lovely hospitality :D
Sorry that we don’t have many pictures here. We just ate and did our event. We were here for a really short time, so we tried to eat at as many places as we could, but we didn’t have enough time. Sorry Atlanta. Hopefully next time we can check out more of the places you suggested!
We’ve got a camera that’s pretty good in low light situations, so we took that out a lot in New York because it had the perfect glow for pictures at night. I took lots of pictures of Martina at this time because I think she looked her best in New York. Sorry for the infatuated husband overdose!
We spent some time with Jackie as well, who is Martina’s friend from childhood. Well, Martina went out with Jackie for a night. I went out alone and ate everything I could get my hands on, which you’ll see in the pictures here. And some of you might know what happened at the end of the night. Well, these pictures are from that night!
Like Atlanta, we only had a few days here, but we really liked it here. The city design was great. The architecture was stunning. The food (not just talking about the pizza), was delicious. The vibe overall was great. We’d love to see you again, Chicago! Here are the few pictures we have of you that we’ll cherish.
Here in Chicago we also spent some time with a good friend of ours, Izzy, who was one of our first friends EVER in Korea. She actually lives in LA, and she came to help out at our LA event, and then she flew out to Chicago to help out with that event as well. It was great seeing her. Great seeing a lot of our friends who we’ve parted ways with in Korea. We don’t have any pictures of her here, though, sadly, but, still. Thank you Izzy for being so great.
So that’s it! Congratulations on getting through all of our photos! We had tons to share. These go up on our TV now as our screensaver, so we can keep on remembering the trips we’ve been on. We definitely traveled the most we’ve ever traveled this year, and our time in the US has definitely offered us the most memories. Thanks for sharing them with us!