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... Bubblers), street sculptures, public art and water features, the prevalent food-carts, the bridges, and I am taking advantage of certain special stores, markets, eateries, etc. One such is Powell’s Books, the so-called City of Books, taking up an entire city block, not including its satellite locations. Another is Everyday Music store for new and used CDs. One of the reasons I love Portland is the huge number of vegan (not just vegetarian) restaurants. ...
... back to our hotel for quick showers and tidy-up in anticipation of our first home-cooked meal since May 8th. We had been invited to dinner at friends of Jan (Jess's Mum) and were really looking forward to the meal. We arrived and were treated to an exquisite dinner. We had smoked organic chicken, the most amazing fillet of smoked sockeye salmon (both were done outside on the smoker while we chatted), salad, fresh baked bread, new season snow peas and matching Oregon ...
We couldn't agree as a family on a single continent for our 8 week sabbatical, so we ended up pulling together a Round The World (RTW) itinerary. That didn't fit our available frequent flyer miles (Alaska Airlines), so I had to figure out a different ticket strategy.
I also got push back from the family on going with Coach tickets. And as the itinerary came together, I realized that we ...
... me with a shower of mercy.
When grace is lost from life,
come with a burst of song.
When tumultuous work raises its din on all sides shutting me out from
beyond, come to me, my lord of silence, with thy peace and rest.
When my beggarly heart sits crouched, shut up in a corner,
break open the door, my king, and come with the ceremony of a king.
When desire blinds the mind with delusion ...
... books, called Western Bookstore. It measured 8 x 10' and stocked around 200 books lining two walls, many of which were black and white comics called Commando. Askar says he isn't certain that Western Bookstore is still in business but one thing he does know for sure is that Surat only has a couple of bookstores to serve four million inhabitants. Why? Because the Gujaratis are merchants and have no use for the knowledge to be ...