Travel Blogs from Portland
... of my dreams. a dream of my life is about to come true. that is so scary!! but it has to be, here we go. i wonder if all other people are scared witless before their dreams are about to come true. i can't imagine im the only person to ever have this fear. i hope i am lucky enough to have it again! ...
... br> Washington DC
Best Restaurant - Jaleo Spanish Tapas
Best Entertainment - Would be well worth going to a Capitols ice hockey home game
Best Views - From the top of the Lincoln Memorial
Recommended - As many of the Museum & Galleries that you have time for
- Have a brownie sundae at the Green Turtle (If you go to Green Turtle Sports Bar pay cash as you go, we put my credit card down to set up a tab but then paid cash. Checked ...
... salary is in Iceland. I didn't ask any of the bartenders, wait staff. They have very high taxes but there do seem to be some good benefits of those taxes. Homeless were near non-existent in the city (we did see a couple drunks by a closed shop one night). Not sure if this is due to government programs or low population.
I think the USA should look at what works and what doesn't in other countries and try some of those same programs here.
... so good I would visit Portland again just for these doughnuts, oh **** no I can't I'm eating healthy (it's so easy to forgot). We went out for runs (3 miles each run) ate salads and healthy foods, walked everywhere and even visited all the tourist sites (basically just Chinese and Japanese gardens) but it was a nice few days and were feeling good! ...
We are home safe and starting the unpacking, yard work and all the other projects were needed when we left. I would like to summarize our thoughts about the trip and show some of our favorite pics.
Generally we loved the trip -- but it was an adventure not a vacation. We had challenges along the way and dealt with each and returned stronger than we started - covering over 2400 miles in four days.
Our major ...
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