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Jul 10, 2017 - Portland Airport

We drove Vickie and Sam back to Portland today for their 8:30 PM flight. We stopped in Depot Bay for a bit of whale watching and shopping on the way back. We had a great lunch at the Sea Hag Restaurant, it was delicious. We have been eating a LOT of fish lately, with Sam catching a 30-pound cod plus Jerry and Sam catching 17 more fish between them, we have a packed freezer. :-) I am also adding pictures from our picnic at the beach the day before taking them to the airport and a few other pictures from our fun with the family outings. I...

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Jul 10, 2017 - Leaving Portland on the train

July 10, 2017 A little more leisurely morning with the only real time crunch being getting to breakfast before 9:30am. After that, we spent some time packing and cleaning up. After checking out at noon, we walked the 15 minutes to Union Station, arriving way too early. We didn't have anything else we really wanted to do in Portland so we sat in the lounge provided for sleeper car people. At 1:45, we were able to board and found out that lunch was still available! We hadn't counted on that but were happy for it. We are in the same car but...

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Jul 9, 2017 - Waterfalls and Karma

July 9, 2017 The kids did a pretty good job of getting up early and getting to breakfast. We were out the door before 8am for our 15 minute walk to the Pioneer Square area to catch our tour bus. We arrived early enough to get first seats! The tour left promptly at 8:30am. Our guide/driver was Miss May, probably in her late 60's & a native Oregonian who's been driving bus for years; school bus during the school year and tour bus during the summer. Our group had 35 in it. The tour was to be back at 1:15pm. We were off to see the Columbia...

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Jul 8, 2017 - VOoDoO Victory!

What a beautiful day in Portland! It was sunny, mild and nice day to be out and about. We started out with a great breakfast at the hotel and then headed out for the Portland Saturday Market--an outdoor arts & crafts market. In fact, it's the oldest continually operating outdoor market in the US. All the items sold are supposed to be handmade by the seller. It's pretty overwhelming! There are about 400 vendors. We walked thru the market for about an hour. We did find a booth with clever items made out of recycled utensils; besides jewelry...

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May 17, 2017 - East is East and...

Saturday, May 13th in Livingston, Montana Very strong winds rocked Sunny last night; when we got up this morning it was quite cold. We hurried and made our Peet's coffee, put it in the go-cups and took off. We went through Homestake Pass at 6,368 feet with snow flurries. As you can see in the photo, Gail had fun driving. I am averse to the 'white stuff' and didn't even want to look or take a picture but she prevailed upon me to take the above photos. Down on the flats there was more strip mining, ugly. We arrived at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho at...

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See the USA...

Dec 7, 2016 - Emerson House Basement for rent

Newly rebuilt basement with separate entrance, appliances including washer and dryer full kitchen etc. Jan 1st move in date. Candidates must be environmentally, socially conscious and employed and/or in school. Cats are negotiable. $900 month, $1000 for 2 people, ALL included utilities, cable and wifi etc. 3 month min then will discuss longer term. $50 background check per person First and 1/2 last month's rent plus $500 security deposit. • Quiet Neighborhood with Garden Space and fenced yard with free range chickens and play structure. •...

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Itchy Feet

Nov 16, 2016 - NY to Minneapolis to Portland

Wednesday: I felt like I had just gone to sleep when the alarm went off at 4:40am. I got up and took a shower, dressed and packed everything up then went downstairs to check out and wait for my ride. The checkout went fine and no double charges this time. I was pleasantly surprised to find my ride waiting for me early so that was good. Off we went to the airport and I was talking to him about my airline and found out he can drop me off at the Terminal. Oh wow, what a huge relief that is! He dropped me off at Terminal 4 and I gave him $5 and...

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My Trip To Italy

Oct 18, 2016 - OMSI

Headed into Portland today and OMSI a fun day for Jakob. He worked puzzles, built villages and then watched them get swept away in a tsunami. Sat in the space capsule, went on the submarine, launched bottle rockets and had a lot of fun. We had pizza for lunch and then bought gummy candies and lego candy.

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Oct 7, 2016 - Trump 2016

I realized I missed a chance for a little humor yesterday. There was something strange in the neighborhood. Who you gonna call, Goat Busters. I ain’t afraid of no goats. Ok Ok I said a little humor. Well we are off again, on our way to California. It rained a lot last night and it was even sleeting this morning. So, I was dreading having to unhook our utilities in the rain. After I got dressed and fixed and had breakfast it had stopped raining and the sun was even coming out. We started out by going to the gas station to fill up the motor...

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OTR with M and R

Oct 6, 2016 - Adding a map point

Ok, this is a bit ridiculous; the map insists on showing that we went EAST from Portland, back across the US and then over Africa to get to Tokyo when in reality, we went WEST. I'm sure it's A LOT longer to go east so I'm really glad we didn't but I can't get this journal program to change directions. I tried adding Honolulu to force it west but it went Portland, Honolulu and THEN back to the eastern route. You'll just have to believe us that while the flights were long and tiring, we didn't go that far out of our way!! If I figure out a...

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E&e's Burma Campaign

Sep 21, 2016 - Portland OR

Sunday was a do-nothing kind of day – well, unless you count grocery shopping and a boredom-fueled walk across the street by the little woman to buy some stuff. Which was OK...we have been putting about 200 miles a day on the Jeep since last Wednesday so we decided to give it a well-deserved break. Monday was a little more productive, but not by a lot. We left the house late in the morning and headed – after battling with a persistent road closed due to construction – to the Portland Japanese Garden to wander around. It is a very popular...

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Sep 18, 2016 - Portland OR

Choosing Portland as a base to see things in the area was a good idea. The problem is that everything we want to see is over an hour away, and Friday was no exception. And couple that with the unexpectedly bad traffic, it tends to make for long days and a cranky author. Friday’s mission was to go see Mount Hood...another, but this time dormant...volcano to the east of the city. You can see the mountain from almost anywhere in Portland...along with Mount Adams to the northeast...as both are very prominent on the horizon. We decided to head...

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