Friday, August 30, 2013

how many pictures do i need of bailey sleeping?

i ask myself that question each time i take a picture of bailey sleeping BOL. but i can't help myself. she just looks so peaceful - so sweet. and if her little tongue falls out, well then really, how can i not take the photo?

how many pictures do you have of your sleeping pup?

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

portland trip, part 4

before we headed out for the day, we grabbed a quick coffee at dutch bros, a cute little drive thru coffee shop.

then we headed north. my daughter suggested we drive up to washington, just to say we were there. anyway, how many chances will we have to cross the columbia river? did you know, it's the largest river in the pacific northwest.

interstate bridge

the columbia river

entering washington

welcome to washington, thank you very much!

one more for the road. or should i say one more for the sky. BOL

goodbye portland. you've been loads of fun.

random picture:
mini bailey tasting my hotel coffee. (she didn't like it either.)

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

portland trip, part 3

wordless wednesday? ya, i don't think so. BOL

may i present giant paul bunyan. he stands 31 feet tall and is listed in the national register of historic places.

another coffee shop we stopped in at was stumptown coffee roasters. if you are interested, i have written about this shop at coffeemeister, my coffee blog.

= checking in on foursquare =

we ended the day at bailey's taproom. i'm not a beer drinker at all, but since portland is known as "beervana" and well, with a name like "bailey's" how could we resist?

interesting place. they have 20 beers on tap and you just tell the beertender which number you want.

wait, let's take a closer look at the beer board, shall we? oh look, coffeedog is there! they have a realtime foursquare ticker running on the board so when you check-in, you appear on their ticker.

if you know what you want, of course you can order a glass of that, but if you are unsure, like we were, they offer a sample tray. you choose 5 beers from the board and they serve them in cute little 4 oz glasses.

my favorite of the beers i sampled, was called 'widmer brothers marionberry hibiscus gose'. i'm gonna see if i can find that down here where i live.

water on tap. would that make it tap water? BOL i'll be here all week.

not really sure what this guy is, but he's made outta rebar and scrap metal.

mini bailey had a busy, busy day and is ready for bed!

random picture:
i saw this fire hydrant on the street corner and just had to take it's picture because of the attached sign. FIRE USE ONLY um, why does it need the sign? does the city think people will open it up to shower in?

to be continued ...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

portland trip, part deux

daughter #1 flew up from monterey and i flew up from the los angeles area and we met in portland. our flights landed within an hour of each other which worked out perfectly!

our first stop was to hit a coffee shop (thank goodness daughter #1 is a coffee person too!). we stopped in at blue kangaroo, an independent coffee roaster and had their signature blend, the sundog.

they are dog friendly, but they prefer those with their canines companions in tow, to sit on the side of their building where there happens to be a fire hydrant, some lawn and a bowl of water.

we also hit the portland saturday market, an art show right on the
willamette river. (the willamette river flows right into the columbia river!)

my sneaky daughter caught me taking a picture

oh, did you notice the water fountain right next to me? those are benson bubblers and they are all over the city! aren't they cool?

we were driving down the street when we saw this gondola above us. we went to investigate ...

... and ended up taking the aerial tram for a ride, which totally freaked me out, but i put on my big girl panties and endured it.

ok, it's pretty up here, but it's still freaking me out. ugh, the things we do for our children :)

hello down there!

this thing travels 3,300 linear feet, goes 22 mph and when it gets to the middle it sways pretty good! the tram operator even warns you to hold on. (again a freak out moment.)

apparently, when in portland, voodoo doughnuts is a must have.

random picture:
walk up waffle window

to be continued ...

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Monday, August 26, 2013

portland trip, part 1

daughter #1 invited me to join her on a trip to portland. how could i say no? the trip was this past weekend but the downside was, i had to leave bailey at home with hubby. since she couldn't come, i took mini bailey with me. she enjoyed everything with me and was witness to it all.

relaxing at the gate

waiting to board

my flight left at 5.50 am, so when the flight attendant asked if i wanted anything, i asked for a coffee. yes, i know, it's airplane coffee, but at that hour, it really didn't matter to me.

mini bailey was up to some mischief by shopping the sky mall BOL

elevated dog bed

personalized pop art canvas

hello portland!

look at the cute restaurant in the portland airport! i don't eat sausages but that's not gonna stop me from taking a few pics!

to be continued...

but in the meantime, here is bailey with a monkey on her back showing a little of her mischievous side

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Friday, August 23, 2013

bailey's first taste of a pancake

the sniff test:

a little closer sniff:

the taste test:



of course we did NOT let her eat this entire pancake. her feast pretty much ended after i took her pictures.

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