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 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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A family outing

Mother’s Day turned out to have a theme in our house. We spent the day at the Nashville Zoo before capping the day by seeing The Jungle Book. What a glorious day! Love spending it with my family. Love spending it outside. Love seeing familiar animal faces, and a few new ones too! I’ll upload […]

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Westward Bound

Our family has been talking for months about the possibility of a road trip out west. Specifically from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA, to Las Vegas, NV. I found a great website to help us plan that trip that will hopefully keep us to a tight budget for a family of three to go […]

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Spur of the Moment Family Outing

We decided to do a quick lunch today with the college kid and Granny and ended up eating downtown at BarLines. We even had some entertainment! Afterwards while Granny and I waited to be picked up we watched some skateboarders attempt to do a few tricks across the street at the Convention Center. If you […]

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Puppy Smells

I know this is primarily a travel blog, but every now and then I post something that’s not travel-related. Today is a post dedicated for my wonderful mother-in-law, Sara. Hi Sara!!!! After the passing of her precious basset hound, Max, she’s been looking forward to the day when she would bring home a new addition […]

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