Mike, Donna, Laurn and Erin came to visit on the tail end of their Alaska vacation. We took the bus to the Saturday Market (Susan bought a necklace & we bought a small pottery plate). it just happened that it was also the 25th anniversary of the Portland Japanese memorial park. George Takie spoke about his memories living during the interment camps of ww2. After that, we headed back home to view photos from the Alaska Trip. of course a trip would not be complete without a trip to the waffle window, so we capped the evening with tasty treats! overall, a fun relaxing day.
decides to get out of the heat and see a movie. off to see Ex Machina with beer and pizza.
American Ninja Warrior! yes, that is what prompted the quick weekend trip to Vegas, and it was definitely cool to see live! We saw stage 2 of the world champions (US vs Japan vs EU)
The weekend was also filled with good times with Fernado and Chip. Fernando whipped up some Chili Verde that was worth the flight all by itself! (Chip’s tortilini was also quite tasty)
Next trip, Oct 3rd weekend. Question is, are we coming for chili verde, birthday party, wedding or all three?
enjoyed pick up parties at Alexana and Coleen Clemons. Through Heathers connections, we were able to stay at the Ken Wright lofts in Carlton. also enjoyed a lot of ken wright wine! learned that his son started purple hands.
ran our second half marathon today. Blooms to brews in Woodland, wa. nice flat route. paul-2:16 and Susan 2:46. Michelle Blackwell joined us, but not sure what her time was.
Michelle took us out for dinner at the Laurelhurst Market. the halibut was supper tasty as were the Brussels sprouts. Susan hat the skirt steak and it was good enough to eat up the whole thing!
started our opening with heart shaped whole grain waffles before heading to wine country. Soter was the first stop. baby goats and baby ducks and the MSR were the stars of the show.
Next stop was Stoller. overall, decent wine. their Chardonnay was the highlight (2012 Estate)
went to the se wine collective for our quarterly wine tasting. invited the neighbors across the street. very enjoyable evening.
I has the single vineyard Vincent which as fantastic.
uneventful, but we did stop to have a coffee with Mara at sweet life. definitely a place to return too!