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Portland: Heather’s basement and beyond

For our Portland area adventures, we base camped at Ainsworth State Park due to lots of hound dog personalities to manage.  Heather’s basement still factored prominently in our visit, with several rounds of Just Dance! We had to work off all that awesome beer and food somehow!!  


Our first full day began with checking out some of the amazing waterfalls minutes from our campground.

Following the falls was a jaunt to Hood River with Heather as our guide. Lunch at Pfriem (so good),  a walk along the river, and of course a drive along the Fruit Loop. We loaded up on cherries, blueberries, lavender, and veggies. 


Day two we lunched with Kris and Heather, checked out Pittock Mansion (of Wildwood fame for us) and hit the park for a bit with the doggies. 


Day three we relocated our camper to the front of the Alexander residence.  We had lunch at Cascade (House of Sour!!), took in the local street fair, and relaxed watching some Olympics. That evening we splurged on tickets to the Cavalia Odysseo production. It was fantastic! 


As always…can’t wait to go back!!!!

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Portland: A Sampler

We couldn’t have asked for better accommodations or tour guides! Visiting with Heather and Kris for three days was the perfect way to hit our mid-trip milestone.

We arrived Friday, walked to the “neighborhood” grocery, cooked a yummy dinner and crashed in our first non-camper accommodations in 27 days!! Saturday we headed downtown to check out the Rose Garden (roses at their peak!), stopped by REI, Powells Bookstore, Deschuetes Brewery for lunch, and Fat Tire Farm ( bike store for Brad). After a rest in the afternoon it was wings at Fire on the Mountain for dinner.

Sunday we had a less hectic schedule but still managed to visit the new Keen store/headquarters, wood fired pizza for lunch, a local stationary store, and Queen Bee for a new/replacement wallet for me! The guys checked out HUB bike bar and we stopped by laurel hurst park for some playtime. Then, it was back home for the tail end of the World Cup game.

Some good patio time and another yummy dinner were enjoyed! Heather and Kris introduced us to the game SkipBo and Virginia was the winner!

We said our goodbyes this morning and headed towards Bend. We are at the Sandy Ridge trails currently…brad is getting in some “seat time” while the girls and I hang out.

Looking forward to our upcoming week in the Bend/Sisters area!! Hoping to fish, hike, bike, and check out the breweries that have been recommended.

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