Once again, we are giving our blog another shot. If we don’t get caught up on this thing soon, we never will. Time waits for no one. In that spirit, I will keep this brief.
Below are our favorite pictures from our Portland “staycation”. In between the end of Eileen’s fellowship at OHSU and the start of her long awaited career, we decided to do a lot of travel. Make some memories. Our first plan was to go to California and visit our friends and family. You can read all about that in a previous post. After California we had planned to go to the Oregon coast and possibly the Bend area, but once that first trip was over, we felt like staying put, and we’re glad we did.
We tried to do a few new things every week here in Portland. It was wonderful for the most part. We rented bikes and rode along the river. We discovered new kid friendly cafes and parks. We went contra dancing at a farm. We took the kids to the local amusement park (which they still talk about and take pretend trips to). We went to the beach, on guided nature walks, to the local play fountains, etc, etc…
We had so much fun exploring just about every corner of the city we now live in. Summer is wonderful in Portland. Everything is green and the temperature is almost always perfect. last summer Penny was still a bit too young to really get much out of it. This year the kids were both having a great time (in between the usual tantrums of course).
That’s it for now. Enjoy the pics and stay tuned as we continue to try to catch up on this damn blog.