Adventures in Portland

I did something out of character two weeks ago.

I made arrangements for my kids/family, packed a suitcase, got on an airplane, and met a blog friend turned real life friend in Portland, Oregon.

I could write a long post or series of posts on our time in Portland but instead you get something better. Denise, vlogged (video blogged) our time together so I am going to leave you with a few pictures to look at while your popcorn is popping (the videos are a little long) and get ready to be part of our trip to Portland via vlogs here, here, and here.

denise and i

we need some directions please...
sites from the walkway along the willamette river

denise and the couch surfers we met on the bus

our new friends met on the bus and train: corvin and his sweet wife from az, couch surfers, nice woman from switzerland, batologists, and glenn

fun items at the saturday market

our final night - dinner at the melting pot... yummy!

chillin' on the floor at borders

What blog friend do you want to meet? Do ever do anything "out of character"?


Jessica Brown said...

what fun pictures - and what a FUN TRIP, too! looks like you guys had a blast.

Denise said...

this post makes me miss you...it makes me hungry too :-)

can't wait for you to pack your bags again and head out here to cali. for some lake fun!

Stacey said...

Looks like a great trip....I would have never known that area to be so neat!

I'm just glad we all (my kids & myself) have gotten to know you and your family via blog, pen pals, etc......maybe someday it will lead to something else!


denise said...

Isn't it fun to have a friend who brings out our crazy side? My SIL Sarah is that way for me. Just from watching the vlogs, I can see how Denise might be that way for you :)

There are lots of blogging friends I'd love to meet sometime.

Sight Seer said...

Looks like you had a good visit in Portland. One place you missed is Kelly Butte State Park. More about the park at http://www.sightseeingreview.com/kellybutteparkportlandoregon.php

Susan said...

good for you to get away....I would love a weekend to hang with a girlfriend like that. I don't usually do much out of character. I am impressed for you stepping out of your norm!

♥Mimi♥ said...

Wishing you and yours the most blessed of days as we break bread with friends and family or spend our time as a volunteer with any one of the numerous charities in need of our time and talents.

Peace, plenty, prosperity - my wish for the United States of America.