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Portland or bust

July 1st, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Today is the end of a three day week for me, and tomorrow my DH and I leave for Portland for a mini 5 day vacation. I am actually getting 5 days off with only having to take of 1 from work, thanks to the holiday!

I am absolutely enamored with the Pacific NorthWest, and my recent trips to Northern California (driving the PCH, visiting wineries, staying at b&bs) and Seattle(best chowder in the world) have only made me love it more. I'm really looking forward to the moisture, the tall redwoods, the smells and sounds of the coast, and all the greenery. Summer in Colorado is arid, desert like and the unrelenting sun tends to turn everything brown and crunchy with dryness, so it'll be a nice change.

The bills are paid, the house is pretty clean and I've got a little packing left to do after work today. I wish you all a fun and festive 4th, see you next week!

5 Responses to “Portland or bust”

  1. anonymouse Says:

    I lived in Portland for almost 6 years. It's a wonderful city. I miss it greatly. Too bad the job market stinks there.

    Make sure to check out Powell's Bookstore. It is a great place to hang out for a couple of hours. If you are renting a car make sure to drive out to Hood River. The drive out there is very scenic. There are some great restaurants to have lunch at.

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    Have a wonderful time!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Enjoy your trip!

  4. baselle Says:

    A second on Powell's City of Books. Also Portland has a gorgeous Chinese Garden in the center of town, on Pearl St. And the Saturday Market.

  5. Analise Says:

    Have a wonderful trip! Check out the Portland Rose Garden if you have time.

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