Monthly Archives: July 2012

Scenic drive

Got off to an early start today. From Portland, we drove west to the coast.  Our first destination was Tillamook.  This is a big cheese producing area.  We toured one of the factories.  After that, we started on a scenic drive that ran right along basically right along the shoreline.  Very rugged in places and very sandy in other places. Staying at a bed and breakfast tonight.

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Posted by on July 31, 2012 in Uncategorized



We have arrived in Portland.  It is 3 PM.  This area is not too far from Mt. St. Helen’s.  We saw a lot of signs for it as we were driving thru the southern part of Washington.

Drove downtown in Portland.  Quite an interesting city.  Portland’s riverfront park and numerous winding green ways show that this mini metropolis is not a smokestack town, but a community that values art and nature as highly as commerce.  Portland has more movie theaters, restaurants, microbreweries andbookstores per capita than any other U.S. city.  We ate supper at JAKE’S FAMOUS CRAWFISH.  Quite the place.

One sad thing was very evident — the large number of homeless people in the downtown core area.  Reminded me of Toronto.

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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in Uncategorized


so long Seattle…….

Getting ready to leave Seattle.  Heading down to Portland, Oregon, today.

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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in Uncategorized


Today is market day

Going to the market today.  Pike’s Place Market is quite the place!!!!  Very busy place.  Full of colors, smells and sounds.  Alot of people watching today.  Supper was at Ivar’s Acres of Clams.


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Posted by on July 29, 2012 in Uncategorized