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... tirelessly to showcase the many waterfalls and historic resources along the route. The highway was the first scenic highway in the U.S. It is now a National Historic Landmark!
This week we will begin our journey to witness these spectacular sights in Portland. We will travel over the Sandy River to the Historic Columbia River Highway. Lewis and Clark ...
... so I'm looking forward to it. As I've tried to explain this trip to others, I keep conjuring up images of National Lampoon's Vacation. The only thing missing (hopefully) will be aunt Edna on the roof of our car.
Like I said, getting ready for this 6 week adventure has been fun. Caroline prepared packing check lists for each member of the family, of course. As you might expect, she completely forgot to include sun ...
... leaving for it). I also met the Josh, the founder of the "212", an international movement (don't ask) and the crew chief of the legendary SXSW Banner (or should I say Banter, waaaay) Crew, a load of guys over from Brighton in charge of putting up and taking down banners, a duty that seemed to take a back seat to their primary role of getting smashed 24/7. The first thing we did was get Tacos. Excellent. The second thing we did was go to 'Party Barn'. ...
... up going to Chupacabra Cantina, which was an ok choice; there wasn't anything special about this place, but I enjoyed my meal and it was good enough! :) Needs a good cleaning though.
After that we went to Esther's Follies. Now let me start off by saying that I REALLY was worried about this choice. I had read that it was fabulous on Trip Advisor and the site had never led me down the wrong path, and if they said it was great ...
... but we're here for the purple margarita’s. They are so strong the restaurant restricts them to two per person. Sixth street is heaving with people and we wind our way through for some street car snacks and live music at a little place past highway, beyond the main throngs of people. Maybe it’s because I’ve been in relatively conservative south American countries for a while but I am floored by the outfits and dresses most women are ...
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