Portland Day 6

Well, as we wrap up Portland before we head to the coast we decided to visit the Oregon Zoo. We were able to quickly download an app for the TriMet, purchase day passes on the train and walk to the station in the blink of an eye. Well, longer than that considering how long it […]

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Portland Day 4 & 5

The family is here! They arrived safely and we’ve been sightseeing like crazy. Yesterday we had to spend some quality time at Powell’s Books before having a lovely dinner at Q. A great way to experience typical Oregonian fare. This morning we left early and headed up to Multnomah Falls. I recommend you don’t attempt […]

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Portland Day 2 and 3

Well, Day 2 was spent primarily in a conference room for the majority of the day. We did break for lunch and dinner and as usual I stopped to take photos at every possible turn. This morning I woke up at 4 am for the second day in a row. But I was able to […]

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Portland at Night

So to update everyone, seems we arrived just in time to witness a little crowd control with some riots sprinkled throughout! Remember the peaceful protest I mentioned in my previous blog post? Well, a little while after we left the area and returned to our hotel with doughnuts and meeting materials in hand, the anarchists […]

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Portland Day 1

I made it to Portlandia! Too bad it was cloudy on the way in to the city and I was unable to capture the mountain in the distance. Perhaps next time she won’t be as elusive. We stopped in Chicago on the way to Portland. The lake is HUGE! And as always, Southwest never ceases […]

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Crisis Slightly Averted

I was so looking forward to taking the family on a lovely overnight train ride from Portland to San Francisco when we go on our Great Western Adventure. Then I got a phone all from Amtrak this morning. Seems a freight train derailed and caused some serious damage to the rail line they share with […]

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The Great Western Adventure

We are so excited! I’ve been working diligently all weekend long on our itinerary out west and have made numerous reservations in anticipation of our upcoming family adventure. In a few short weeks we will be heading to Portland, OR. From there we will then take an overnight train ride to San Francisco where we’ll […]

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Zoo Run Run!

It’s been several years since we’ve done a 5K through the Zoo. Five years or more I believe. Usually when we’ve participated it’s freezing cold adventure. This year the weather decided to warm up considerably for January. Think 70 degrees. 70 on a mid-afternoon is not necessarily the most pleasant for a run for me. I […]

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