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!)
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.
walk up waffle window
to be continued ...
until we meet again my friends-
Mom is always talking about going to Portland. It looks like a wonderful place. Bailey hide your eyesReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
portland was beautiful and so dog friendly.Delete
That looks like such a fun place.ReplyDelete
Love the pic of mini with the dog sign :)
We have something in common, I am freaked by hights too - I would have been totally screaming like a maniac by the time I reached the top of there - sooo embarrassing!
That aerial tram is so cool and the doughnuts looks delicious! Looks like you're having a fun trip. :)ReplyDelete
You were so brave to take that tram ride, me? No thank you.ReplyDelete
When my mom was flying she loved long Portland layovers. I've never been but have only heard great things about it! I would need Mom to take me along, though, and not flat Emma!ReplyDelete
Have you been to Powell's City of Books yet? Just wondering.... ;op
--Raelyn and Rose
no, we didn't make it to powell's. did we miss out?Delete
If you like books--really like books--then, yes, I'm afraid you did miss out!! Oh well. There is always next time? ;op
--Raelyn and Rose
You definitely found some very interesting places to visit. Looks like lots of fun!ReplyDelete
Your pictures with mini Bailey crack me up! Did anyone look at you weird? You are braver than I. I never would have gotten up that high - it looks unstable!! Glad you survived. :)ReplyDelete
at first i was embarrassed to take the pictures with mini bailey. after a while, i got over it, then it was my daughter that was embarrassed. especially in one of tomorrow's shots! BOLDelete
ya, i was so scared up there. i don't even like the baskets at disneyland! i'm glad i survived too!
Poor Bailey... but mini-Bailey was a very cute idea!!ReplyDelete