The Nines, Portland
Travel Blogs from Portland
I do a lot of preparation for domestic trips, but international demands even more - assembling passport, currency info, etc, etc.
Tomorrow I leave for Nicaragua, starting with a 2-day stopover in San Diego - partly to break the trip (3 flights both going & return), and partly ...
... that bit off! It'll be BART to SFO, flight to Portland, and Metro to the hotel so I'm positioned well for Union Station and the next bit of the journey. Portland, also known as City of Roses, for being weird, home to the scissor sisters and the most green public transport in the US. And is very pedestrian friendly too, apparently. Not sure what that means but am looking forward to ...
... Penny had been sick, Mel had had spontaneous diarrhea, still had a cold and was being feasted on by a highly discerning insect or arachnid on a nightly basis, and I was a high-strung wreck who was scarcely holding the world together. But we just revised the game plan and said "**** it" (pardon the language). The trailer, bless it, was decommissioned and popped down one last time. We cancelled our camping reservations and adjusted our later hotel bookings. ...
... an hour or so. It's a full flight. Two things I've noticed. All the seats have TVs. This seems excessive. I immediately turned mine off. Why do I need to see a screen all the time? The pilot joked about it being a constitutional right (he references a section and number) of Americans to be able to access their Facebook page at least once an hour and in order to make this possible the plane has Wi-Fi. ...
... so much information throughout it. We went on an 'audio tour' which meant that we got headphones and were able to stop/start so we could walk through the buildings at our own pace. There was so much information and really interesting to be able to see all the cells and the exercise yard, and also the view of San Francisco from the prison. It looked so close from where the prisoners could see, so no wonder there was may escape attempts! We ended up spending quite a few hours on Alcatraz, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility