I'm back. There was a slight hiccup in our travel plans as one of the instruments in the plane broke and had to be replaced leaving us waiting in the airport. A bag of Cheez-its and some unfortunately disappointing cheese popcorn later, we were golden. I don't think I can ever get through a flight without something malfunctioning, flights being cancelled, delayed, planes falling from the sky. We will save those stories for another day. I'm getting frustrated just thinking about it and I'm already home.
We had a lovely trip and I'll share some highlights here. I think I might do so in no particular order. Just bear with me as I jump from San Francisco to Portland and back again most likely. I'll try to be as clear as possible, although you guys are pretty smart so I think you will catch on fast.
One thing you cannot miss if you ever go to Portland is Powell's. It is the best book store ever and I just wish I could go back there tomorrow. If only there wasn't that pesky three huge states away business. The place is ginormous! They have maps inside to try and help you find your way. You still get lost. There are numerous levels and rooms filled floor to ceiling with books, glorious books! Every aisle has little recommendations and comments on books to help guide you to your next great read. And here's the kicker, they sell new and used! Yes!
|The red awning is Powell's. Just a typical tree lined street in Portland. I love the flower baskets hanging from the street lamps and the bikes lined up outside of Powell's. Breathe in that fresh mountain air!|
|I bought Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. |
|This is why I want to go back there! I mean look at that, who wouldn't want to spend hours getting lost in a wonderful place like this?|