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Ashley Mersereau

Q: What are your favorite snacks/food items to bring along on a solo adventure? Or do you stop at a favorite place before to pick up a smoothie or lunch to go?

Ashley: It depends on what kind of adventure it is, but I usually bring a Lara bar, as well as some fruit, maybe some trail mix or other salty snacks.  If it's going to be a long day I'll go to our local bakery/deli Bread & Ocean and pick up a sandwich for the road!

Q: What kind of places intrigue you/motivate you--that inspire you to adventure. Somewhere you'd want to hang out at for an afternoon. (Maybe pick a place or a couple places around your home that you love to explore or just visit frequently.)

Ashley: Going to the beach/ocean never fails to inspire me and push the reset button.  Growing up on the Oregon coast I learned to surf in our cold waters when I was a kid, and while I'm not a great surfer, I love the beauty, magic, and humbling quality of bobbing around in such a powerful, vast body of water.  There's also a river near my home that I have spent many a sunny summer day at, swimming, reading and lounging with friends.  And finally, I am always intrigued by new places, so traveling around in our van always brings a smile to my face and motivates me to get out there and explore this big world of ours (that one's kind of a cop-out since it's not one place, but it's true!)

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