Portland to Portland?
Trip Start Jul 29, 2007
22Trip End Aug 18, 2007
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Miles covered: about 30 !!!
Abby meltdown: don't recall one -- maybe we just didn't notice b/c we weren't in a closed vehicle for 8 hours
weather: very pleasant, though a bit overcast -- in the 70s (sorry to those backing back east)
highlights: not being in van; dinner @ Burgerville
Huh? Having reached the west coast, we took a day away from the Odyssey. We let Abby roll around all she wanted, spent a lazy couple of hours in downtown Portland, and finally brought the Odyssey into Beaverton Honda for its first maintenance
Highlight of the day: Burgerville. Sean and Suzanne took us to a regional burger joint and might just have been the best fast food we've had. Paul especially raves about the current seasonal shake -- blackberry. Ann thought the Walla Walla onion rings were the best! If you're in the northwest and need a burger, look no further.
Observations about Portland: they know their coffee, with every little shop offering espresso (there are scores of these closet-sized little shops in parking lots everywhere, though Ann prefers actual coffee shops over the drive through variety); walkers must really get the right of way b/c they were always walking in front of us, no matter the lights; the people are indeed overly nice.
Trivia: The right to name Portland was decided by a coin toss b/t the founders. What would the city have been called if the outcome of the toss had gone the other way?
Bonus: Portland claims to have both the US's largest and smallest of what urban feature?
Bonus Bonus (since we had no trivia yesterday): What is the name of Portland's "Royal" ambassadors?
Abby was very interested (and definitely not scared of) Sean and Suzanne's dogs...they were a little more weary of her and all the attention she was getting, but generally all got along well.