Quality Inn Downtown Convention Center
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... a kid and various appointments and engagements to track and manage, I am never too far from knowing what the day and date are, even if there's nothing going on for me. I have to pay bills when they are do, plan things to do for kiddo... I can longer just lose the calendar for stretches of time.
Though perhaps that is because I haven't ranged far from home recently... were I overseas with no agenda, I just might be able to still do it!
... bear crossing the river, and a massive bull elk crossing the river too (not in a chase). Somehow we managed to miss it every time. We have still not seen any bears, and finally saw a big elk on our way out of the park the last day. We did get to see a number of bison, but those are pretty hard to miss and don't move very quickly. *Sigh*. We're still on the lookout for a bear. We don't need to see it too closely, mind you, but it would be nice.
... than we saw today.
After Multnomah Falls we drove to the Bonneville Dam - the first hydroelectric dam on the Columbia River approved for construction by President Roosevelt during the depression. it took four years to build it and improved the economy greatly. During the building of the dam, WWII broke out and the dam became a target for the enemy, but thankfully it was never ...
... you miss your flight. Even if you were there with the required time to fly, it doesn't matter apparently.
We ushered Adam ahead as he had an important meeting to make in Portland and Holly and I got reconnected an hour later. It almost looked bad for our new connection as they had overbooked their flight, an american airline tradition to sell more seats than on the plane. Holly had a guaranteed seat and I was ...
... very cool guys, members of the group, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, and they were putting on a fund-raising Independence Day Bar-B-Q. We had a burger and weird but delicious watermelon mojito salad.
Then we walked forever again and now we are back at our house wondering if we will stay awake long enough to go see fireworks. We have been up for 11 hours now and some people had hangovers this morning, so time will tell.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking