Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Downtown Portland

Start walking!

...check out the buildings, get lunch from a food truck, try on some Doc Martens, scan floors and floors of books and then buy a few, stroll the waterfront, try a restaurant, feed the ducks, people watch, there are so many ways to fill a day in Portland!

The gentleman who checked us in at the Marriott Hotel said he spent his
entire first year in the city trying a new food truck every day for lunch!

It is so easy to get lost in Powell's from the sheer size
 of the building and the quantity of books on display.

Doc Martens - even come in floral, who knew?

Beautiful path around the waterfront lined with cafes and ice cream shops and this view.

Cool way to promote and take care of electric cars in the city.

What is their story and are they possibly related?

Love the symmetry of fire escapes.

Voodoo donuts, seemed that everyone in town was carrying a pink box,
including fellow passengers on our flight back to San Diego.

Don't forget to look up at all the old buildings.

Good-bye Portland,

a city worth exploring....

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Too Pretty...

I love this shower curtain.

It was almost too pretty to be hidden away in the bathroom.

Perhaps spread out as a quilt on the bed? Tapestry on the wall? Rug on the floor?

But then it would have to compete with the rest of our hotel room in Pacific City, Oregon, with this view of Haystack Rock.

And that wouldn't be fair either.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Oregon Coast

So different than what we experience in San Diego.

Less crowded, primitive, often bordered by trees and thick forests, haystacks appear in the distance when the fog lifts.

327-foot-high Haystack Rock in Pacific City