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... least. I laughed out loud many times in the 4+ hours I had him on.
Arrived in Portland just at the start of rush hour - and got a little lost when I overshot a turn while GPS Ginny (? hmm maybe) yelled "turn turn turn now!" but she quickly recovered and said "Recalculating" in a resigned sort of way and got me back on path to the hotel, where I arriived safe and sound, checked in, got the ...
... every floor and found a great place for lunch on the lower level. The
stores seem to be the same ones we have in the South East. The best places to
find different ones are in smaller towns where they are locally owned.
We had a nice view of Mt. Hood as we left downtown Portland.
It is the highest peak in the Portland area. It looked as if there was still
some snow on the top which is hard to believe since it’s to be in the 90’s ...
... be the last time that we would see the ornate road side carving shops with their magnificent gods and goddesses, the last time that we would have the searing heat cook our skin like pork scratchings and the last time that we would have to keep our mouths shut in the shower – a very simple pleasure that we were both very much looking forward to after so long in Asia is clean drinking water, and the ability to got to the tap to draw a glass of water, as opposed to heading out to ...
... names of streets in Portland- something I'd always wondered if existed!
The book is from 1974, so it misses a big annexation of the farthest east stretch of town. It also leaves out my own street (Liberty!) which once had another name- it may have no story, but tons of entries were 'we don't know the story behind this' and in reference to changes during a couple of major renumbering events 'we don't know why it changed'. Turns out many streets are just named by what ...
... accents, not realising of course that we don't have accents, but that they clearly do. I was accosted at breakfast yesterday by a woman telling me how thrilling it was that I was going to have a new little prince or princess. She said that her daughter who lived in Manhattan had "gone" to the royal wedding in her apartment; wearing a hat for the occasion and drinking tea and eating scones. Maybe if Scotland decides to leave the union, we can ask the US to ...