Busy work day, but still found time to take a lap around the rookery and enjoy the sunny afternoon! After doing a lot of cooking and eating at home, we decided to give ourselves a break and headed for some stromboli at the Muddy Rudder.
Swung by the Sellwood Bridge to see how the deconstruction is coming along and it seems like there’s just one span of the old bridge left to remove – and it’s positioned over the barge to be lowered. Still a lot of work to do!
Well, continue in the case of lettuce.. We have LOTS of lettuce! So much that we can pick a salad pretty much every day this week!! Our first patty pan squash was ready, so now we just need a few more and that’ll be a great side dish. The kousa are showin up, the beans are flowering, the pepper are all producing! Another few weeks and we’ll be rolling in our own home-grown produce!
Work meetings broke up around lunch, but some of us stayed on and worked.. Eventually it was just me, so I moved the party back to the hotel to wrap things up and treat myself to dinner at Chick-fil-a. Good times! Early wake up for a long flight to SFO-PDX.
decides to get out of the heat and see a movie. off to see Ex Machina with beer and pizza.
had a team dinner at the lodge at Multnomah Falls after we finished up our meeting downtown. View from the Vista House
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?
If I’d had a mason jar with me tonight, I could have caught enough lightening bugs to make a night light…
Smells of summer – gardenia, magnolia, honeysuckle.. Creek water, cut grass, and hot asphalt.
Not sure why I packed a flat iron. My naturally curly hair paired with high humidity is having no part of it!!
Urban hike from home to see the rose parade floats at the Waterfront Park. Several impressive navy vessels docked there too. Followed the river and then went into the Pearl for lunch at Irving St – rose and fried chicken!! All up hill from there to the Rose gardens and then a relaxing light rail ride home.
Nice 10 mile r/t hike through old forest and an occasional spring/creek. Every now and then there was a glimpse of the Columbia. Unfortunately you can hear the sound of I-84 for much of the hike. First 1.5 miles from the TH at Herman Creek Campground had a noticeably steep grade.
Hiked the first half of the trail today – @ 12 miles RT. Beautiful old growth forest – especially in the first few miles. Moderately easy trail. Would be a good place for younger visitors.