I spent a good chuck of the end of June and beginning of July in Portland. This time it was a little different since I had a travel buddy to show around for the first week. We did all the classic Portland “must sees”, like Powell’s, Voodoo Donuts, Stumptown, the Chinese Gardens, etc. As an extra treat (which ended up being the trip highlight) was whale watching in Depoe Bay. If you are looking for a serious experience, look up Carrie Newell’s excursions. The boats are small and Carrie knows these whales. It was totally magical.
After Caty left, it was time to kick back and relax with my mom. We went back to the coast for the 4th of July and spent time learning to crochet and watching Investigation Discovery crime shows. It was just what the doctor ordered. For my birthday, my mom got me tickets to see the Timbers in a regular season match. The seats were great and they won! I can check that off my bucket list now.
With my schedule for the next 6-12 months, I’m not sure when I’ll get another chance to fly out. I’m hoping I can squeeze a last minute trip in this winter. I miss my family and the ocean.
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