Earlier this month we visited Portland and Seattle. In Portland, we saw Sharon, Jay, Kate and Joey and loved our visit. We stayed with the marvelous Mr. Alladin in Kern neighborhood of Portland NE. What a great neighborhood… we ate great meals and took wonderful walks.
One day we drove to Astoria — what a dump. But the scenery on the way was fantastic and we drove across the humongous bridge to see Dismal Nitch. Lewis & Clark had a really great sense of humor. Really. It was cold, rainy and dreary. The entire park consisted of a parking lot, a few covered picnic tables (the covers are useless when the rain is horizontal but, hey, it is called Dismal Nitch for a reason.
Back in Portland, we took the bus a lot. We walked a lot. We enjoyed it all. We would live there in a minute. The weather, cold, wet? Not at all. With the Rose Festival Queen riding high (but, Gawd, doesn’t beauty count for something anymore?) we fought for a place in the Sweet Pot lines but loved that, too.