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 I'm going traveling in November, folks! 

I'm excited. My BFF is getting married down in the San Diego area. Which seems PRETTY FAR AWAY considering I've never been south of Seattle on this coast.

So, the current plan is to drive to Portland, leave my car there, and then fly Portland to San Diego. Spend a couple of days in San Diego (see a CHEETAH) and then fly back to Portland, pick up the car, and drive home again.

Why Portland? I'm going to be perfectly honest... I want to see the BridgePort BrewPub that stood in for Leverage HQ during the 5th season of Leverage. Other than that, I hear Portland has a cool bookstore? and some fancy donuts? I honestly don't know. Also, due to wedding/BFF hangs, I'll probably only get a day or two in Portland and most, so I gotta prioritize.

In San Diego, I'm gonna try to do the Cheetah run at the San Diego Safari Park. 

Anyway, haven't booked anything yet, but I'm SUPER JAZZED.


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Sep. 6th, 2017 08:27 pm (UTC)
Unlike other American cities I suppose.
Sep. 6th, 2017 08:34 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. That doesn't make sense to me because I've been to other cities and Portland seems just like any other city, so not sure where you got the impression we were unlike other cities. Have you been to Portland before?
Sep. 6th, 2017 09:14 pm (UTC)
Never! I've read about it and Portland came up in my hubby's MSc for your use of cycling and walking, and general embracing of environmental stuff. Over here certainly we think of Americans as being totally car-dependent and virtually allergic to walking. :D
Sep. 6th, 2017 10:23 pm (UTC)
I get it now. When I first saw that I thought of it as a negative comment, but now after reading Alix's comments and yours I understand it better. Yes, we are very much a city that loves is bicycles, and with all the parks and recreational possibilities around us, hiking and walking are definitely up there. I live in a burb of Portland called Beaverton, and over the last several years they have developed and improved this walkway that winds around the entire city. It's really cool. You can join the path at several different locations throughout the city, but they are all now connected and paved. It's pretty cool.

I do love this area and love Portland. We like to think of ourselves as a big city, like Seattle, but we are the heart of a smaller city.

If you are ever this way, you should stop by for a visit in the Spring or Summer. So many places to go and see here. We really do have a beautiful city.
Sep. 7th, 2017 07:42 am (UTC)
Yes, definitely a compliment :D. If I ever do go back to the US, Portland is on my list!