Friday, June 29, 2012

Busy in Portland

I have been in Portland for three days now. I had intended to write a post each day about some of the things Kirsten and I did that day, but it just hasn't worked out that way. There are several reasons for this.
  1. The Wi-Fi connection in the hotel sucks.
  2. We get in late every night. We like to party. What can I say?
  3. I am exhausted when I get back.
  4. My room smells like cinnamon. I don't know how that keeps me from writing, but it is peculiar.
I don't know how many posts will get written before we return home on July 3, but there will be stories to tell. Whether, they are told before or after I return home still remains to be seen.

Here are a few highlights. These are without details since I am sitting in a McDonald's taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi and trying to ignore the angry Korean staring at me to vacate his favorite table.

 
Apparently, you can get anywhere in the world from Portland. This is different than my home town. Where I am from, when someone asks me for directions, I usually tell them, "Sorry, you can't get there from here. Try the other side of town."

We climbed to the top of Multnomah Falls. Six hundred eleven feet to the top. The trail is over a mile long to get there and Kirsten decided to leave her shoes in the car so she could play in the water at the bottom. Halfway up the rough asphalt trail, she came to regret that decision.

I got in a fight with a parking attendant, met Jen of "Jen" e sais quoi, ate a lot of vegan food, had a sea salt ice cream cone, fed some hipsters, saw the Pacific Ocean, saw several celebrity look-a-likes, ventured into Washington state and got hopelessly lost near the port in Portland. We were close to killing a vagrant for food, but we found our way out.

Sorry for the brief post, but I will make up for it later with more details.

23 comments:

  1. Very short but awesome, you left out my favorite part....the 27 lbs choclate bunny for $125

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    1. (I thought that was gummi bear.)

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    2. They were almost two feet tall. Huge.

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  2. Sounds like you're having a pretty interesting time in Portland.

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    1. We are. Headed off the the wedding dinner tonight which is the reason we are here. A few more days of adventure and then have to head back home.

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  3. I hope my city is treating you well. I don't remember the sunshine in that downtown picture, though.

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    1. So far, the weather has been great. I rained on us yesterday in Washington, but the days in Portland have been great.

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  4. Mmm...cinnamon.

    Yeah, I can see how that would be distracting.

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    1. I haven't figured out where it is coming from yet. It starts in the hallway.

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  5. Um, you forgot reason #5.

    5. Tons of sex.

    HA!

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    1. Sorry, no. I haven't found any takers. Of course, I haven't asked anyone. Maybe someone will approach me.

      It's probably for the best. I don't know how vegan sex works.

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  6. Great post! Can't wait for more! I love travel and I love writing a out it. (ponder) think I'll pursue travel writing.

    You just changed my life! Groovy!

    Have fun and collect lots of good stories!

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    1. We have several. I will get to them soon. I think we will be taking an easy day tomorrow. We have run hard for three days and I am wiped out. Hopefully, I can write something then.

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  7. Portland (and any other city where clouds are the prevalent weather feature) has never been on my must-visit list. Your post has given me pause. Slight pause, but pause nonetheless.

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    1. We haven't seen a cloudy day yet. It is a great city. I know it is cloudy here often, but we haven't seen it.

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    2. You have escaped the worst of June-uary here in Portland, my friend. But regardless of the weather, I still would never live anywhere else in the world. P-Town is AMAZING!!!

      PS: Just don't feed the hipsters after midnight...it makes them multiply.

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    3. I'm hearing that we are supposed to get rained on this afternoon. I am attending an outdoor wedding at 3:30, so I hope that is not true.

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  8. You had me at "Jen" e Sais Quoi....

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  9. Don't encourage hipsters!

    I am reading this post late, and you have another up already, so for now I will say "I hope the trip is going well"

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    1. It is going very well. I really like this city and got to meet up with my family since this post.

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  10. This is too short, Brett, too short. I am a little sad now.

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    1. Sorry. It is hard to write on the road. My daughter keeps bouncing up and down. LETS GO!!!

      I will give this a better write up when I get home.

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