Pioneer Courthouse in Downtown Portland

There is more to Portland, Oregon than Roses

Portland, Oregon’s nickname is “The City of Roses”, but there is so much more than just roses in Portland.  During my recent trip the roses were not in bloom yet, but I did make the obligatory trip to the International Rose Test Garden just in case.  Portland is an eclectic city.  It has an excellent […]

Tulips at Portland Saturday Market

The Sights, Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and People of the Portland Saturday Market

Located at 108 W Burnside, Portland Saturday Market was a must experience event.  I remembered visiting the market in 1998, when I moved to Washington State.  This past weekend, nearly 14 years later, marked my second visit.  One thing was certain; the hippy feel of the market hadn’t changed at all in those 14 years. […]

January 2012 Adventure of the Month

When I decided to take on ‘Adventure of the Month’ for 2012, I wanted to prove to myself and to others that you don’t have to spend a lot of money and travel long distances for adventure.  I’m like everyone else and sometimes find it hard to enjoy what’s in my back yard.  Bring on […]

Seattle Aquarium and Pike’s Place Market

The third day of ‘Tour Seattle’ is now complete and as expected it didn’t go as expected, but we still had fun through the teeth-chattering cold.  The initial plan was the Seattle Aquarium and a one-hour Harbor Cruise.  I sure know how to pick a weekend for ‘Tour Seattle’.  We’ve received the worse weather of […]

EMP, Pacific Science Center, Space Needle

Day two of ‘Tour Seattle’ was a winter wonderland and included the Experience Music Project, the Space Needle, and the Pacific Science Center.  All three places were threatening to close early due to the weather.  I’m so glad they all remained open until sometime after we left for the day.  I had envisioned the day […]

Museum of Flight

Today was day one of ‘Tour Seattle’ and it included a visit to the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field.  I’ll admit this was not on my bucket list, and even after going there it didn’t get added.  The quality of the museum is fantastic, but it’s just not my thing.  I think my friend […]