All day spent in Portland, Oregon! 2,592 miles from home! Our first trip out here ever and so far it feels a lot like home.
From a brass and strings combo rocking it out in the street to one of the largest and quirkiest book stores in the world, we had nary a dull moment.
How lucky can a girl get? Hanging around the art floor salivating at all the art books, it got even better. There just happened to be a Calligraphic Art show with fantastic work. No pictures though. It's "not right" to take a picture of another artist's work. You like it? You buy it. You don't go home and copy it. But believe me I took plenty of notes...and was so, so very inspired.
It's friendly here and trendy too. Especially trendy to eat lunch from a food cart...and not just hot dogs. Oh no. I had Mango Stir Fried Rice on the street with just the right amount of spice...just the way I like it.
Fun place to people watch too...even at the library. I know: "Who goes on vacation and goes to the library?" Well, I do.
Great start to our trip to the West. Tomorrow is a Nature day all day long. I can't wait!