95 Degrees in Portland

So, it looks like Portland is trying to court me.  It has been in the 90s, without a cloud in the sky ever since we landed.  It’s being all, “See?  We can be warm and sunny, Kath. Stop all your “dreary, rainy, wet” talk. We just talk that jive so we don’t get every single schmoe from Pennsylvania movin’ in on our goodness.”

Today we are going to the coast for the day. Hitting up Tillamook cheese, Cannon Beach, Seaside, and Astoria. And we’re going to fly a kite.

So far, we’ve been to an incredible Farmer’s Market in Beaverton, gone wine shopping for my “win” of the March Madness B-ball pool, and had a “tasting” event that was beyond amazing: 5 reds from France (2), Spain, California, and Oregon. Emily and Scott recently spent a week in Provence, France learning about red wine and “terroir” and they have a whole new wine vocabulary that we now know too.  (Fun)

I don’t have any pics from that event (just as well, *smile*), but here are some quieter moments from our trip so far.

We stopped at Emily’s store where she is the assistant manager for “fuel” for the day’s events.  This is Scott at Starbucks:

Scott Brenny

From Starbucks we went to the Beaverton Farmers Market.  I don’t have any pics from the Market (they’re all on Ira’s camera) but I was entranced with these doggies:

We took lunch to a little park that Nia, their dog, really likes, and had a picnic:

Nia posing
Ira and Emily in April Hill Park

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