A Painted Lady Inn
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SOREN: Putting off my vacation message in work e-mail because it's one of my last tasks on that front to button up. If it's always calm before the storm, then what does the storm bring? Panic meetings with looming deadlines I won't be here for along with making sure I've given as much data as possible to my team to cover me. I talk a lot, but for the last two days my mouth actually hurts from it. ...
... of this, we had a go at weatherproofing our bags and jeans. We brought some rain trousers with us but are reluctant to wear them as the fluorescent yellow might scare away or at the very least blind, any wildlife. Also the more fashion conscious ones amongst us, i.e. those over 14 and under 48, are not keen on the idea to don the work-safe weather proofs.
2 more days in and Portland and then its back to Seattle and even further north.
... Soup House - one of the local food carts the city is famous for.
Sweet Potato, Kale and Coconut Soup - burst of flavour combining kale and sweet potatoes in a tasty coconut milk broth.
Mexican 'Gringas Con Mole' - soft rolled corn tortilla spread with white garbanzo bean mash, filled with fresh local pork and veggies, covered with their signature sriracha sauce and sides of beans and guacomole. Delicious ...
... trouzers she spent a hundred bucks on chocolate!
Today I went to check out the arboretum. Which in case, like me, you haven't heard of one is a kind of living museum for trees. There is loads and squillions of types of tree there, some are really rare and they are being conserved for the future. So I guess it's a little bit like a tree zoo. With it being the start of autumn it really was beautiful. Lots of trees were still hanging on to their bright green leaves ...
Today we had a bit more of a plan of what we wanted to do.
After another great porch breakfast we bussed into town and made our way
towards Forest Park, a larger, less tamed area of 1500 acres, up to the north
west of the city. We had to catch a few different buses, and then a weird van/courtesy
bus to detour us around some bridge construction. We met an incredibly
interesting man called Peter, on the bus and then ran into him again on ...