Category Archives: Trip across the US – 2013

Till we see you again…

Spending an entire month in Portland, Oregon has been a welcome treat! Time flew by, and we were sad to fly away in what feels to us like too short a time here. Here are a few snapshots to show … Continue reading

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The Warm Up

A proper warm up before exercise has many benefits for athletes, we are told.  We believe a proper warm up might be the perfect way to prepare for an extended trip.  We’re plunging off the deep end in just over … Continue reading

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A wet gift bag

Who wants a soggy gift bag?  We do! Joshua and Tanya arrived for dinner with a gift bag in hand for us.  The cool wet feel of the canvas promised good things to come. “Very nice of you,” we said … Continue reading

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Holy Cow! Curbside art maimed

We take a walk every evening in the Pearl District of Portland, OR.  A block into our walk, we pass an endearing cow, a sculptural piece, set in the narrow space between the sidewalk and street. It’s a cheery piece … Continue reading

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Time flies by

Two hundred days have flown by since we left Virginia.  Way back in December, we headed off on a road trip across the country and have now reached August and Portland, Oregon.  We’d been anticipating the visit to Portland for … Continue reading

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A cycling kind of town

Portland, Oregon is one of the most Bike Friendly Cities in the US according to Bicycling Magazine in 2012.  So, it seemed inevitable that our son, Joshua, would settle here.  He has loved bicycles ever since his first ride.  He’s … Continue reading

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20 minutes to a different world

The ferry ride from West Seattle to Vashon Island was 20 minutes, maybe less.  Once on the ferry, we hopped out of the car and stood by the railing, watching the gulls in the air and the jellyfish float by … Continue reading

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