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Hello from Portland!

18 Jun

We got into Portland in the late afternoon and the must-do included taking pictures of several iconic places. The weather here feels more like Summer.

Our precious box of doughnuts

The choices we picked

One of the stops included Voodoo Doughnut and we got got our good things that came in a pink box! Yum…

Next was Powell’s Bookstore. I felt so overwhelmed with so many books and categories, I didn’t know where to begin. M1 suggested for us to explore in pairs otherwise we would be lost. By eight, hunger got the better of us and we headed off for dinner at Washington Square. We had to have Xiao Long Paos!

It was ten by the time we checked into our Airbnb. Tomorrow we will sleep in!

The Oregon Coast, Part 2

18 Jun

The good night’s rest did the trick. We headed out of Seaside where we stayed to cover today’s planned itinerary with the first stop at Fort Clatsop.

At Fort Clatsop, we hiked two short trails, admiring nature, appreciating the serenity, and be as one with nature. It was very relaxing. Pictures that I took could give those calendar photos a run for their money.

My calendar worthy picture

Fort Stevens was the next stop to check out the ship wreck. I am constantly amazed at how low the clouds come down to, to be with the surface. Very mysterious yet soothing somehow.

Love this clouds meeting the sea

Astoria feels like a much bigger city than Newport. It was here that M1 did her first internship; we drove by the house she stayed at after lunch at Buoy; the jelly dip was so good. The spread was rather filling and enjoyable with a couple of beers for hubby and I.

Ladybug does not like its picture taken!

Next stop: Portland!