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- Exhausted from a full day in Eugene, Bailey and I filled up the tank and traveled 245 miles to Portland.
- Once we got there Bailey and I set up our stand and sold our apparel. We made $245 dollars on the day.
- For lunch we ate a pepperoni pizza at Pinky's Pizza and for dinner I ate spiced curry lamb at Chez Dodo. I was surprisingly delicious.
DAY 6: JUNCTION CITY - PORTLAND 144 MILES
DAY 7: PORTLAND 0 MILES
Continuing our northward journey, we head for Portland via the Willamette Valley and northern Oregon's wine country famous particularly for its pinot noir. Dinner the previous evening was at Café Soriah, a Mediterranean restaurant in a Eugene suburb where we’d imbibed a particularly nice pinot noir rose from the Colene Clemons winery close to the main wine towns of McMinnville and Newberg. So ...
... Ingi. She was beyond beautiful, and sat sedately
watching us all from her throne atop a rope hammock. She looked a bit sad, but I
wondered whether that was more from the wisdom of her old age. She had had 7
children and been made a grandmother many times over. She knew things about the
world, you could see it, and I wished I could know it, wished I could ask her
what she thought of us all standing and gaping up at her. Apparently, as ...
... pizza- very good. One hundred degrees today!
May 4th—Sunday—A pancake morning and then eventually headed to Superior to visit our favorite shop- The Copper Gecko. Willa was working and we enjoyed talking with her, as usual. Bought a couple of things for Jenni’s kids. A light lunch at Porters while there. We shared a garden burger—a very high burger-could hardly get my mouth around it! ...
... but we were up for it. One point of this vacation was to try out some of my new hiking gear for my upcoming Africa trip, so I had my new Osprey day pack and new hiking shoes, but forgot my trekking poles back at the house. This was a perfect mountain to use them (really really needed them), so I regretted leaving the trekking poles behind.
We couldn't have asked for a better day for a climb. Dog ...