I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!
- Nov 15, 2009
I'm sure that's a real bonus when everyone gets a bed!We woke up to good news and bad news.
The good news was that we were in an Embassy Suites, which meant we had a rare night with plenty of room for 6 people and the best free hotel breakfast we’ve been able to find.
Good for you!The bad news was that apparently every Little League, softball, and soccer team in the greater Portland area had also found a good rate on this hotel and had chosen to stay there for the weekend. It took a bit of time to get our breakfast and find a table. But you’ll be happy to know that we persevered through adversity, because we are not quitters. At least, not when it comes to breakfast food.
That's about the sum total of my knowledge as well!While pkondz is the DISBoards’ Leading Expert On Japanese Gardens, my knowledge of them can best be summed up as follows:
- They are gardens.
- They are built in a style created by the Japanese people.
Looks like Drew has learned to stop and smell the roses.
I can understand that. I would like to take hikes, but I don't think it's a good idea to do something like that all by yourself. There are too many hikers in So Cal that end up getting lost even when they go out with a "party".This was my favorite spot. I’m a big fan of water features. That’s why so many of our hikes involve waterfalls.
I would see why she would want to go there. One can not live on foo foo food alone!I’m sure Liesa has many favorite local places she would recommend for meals in the area, yet for some reason she let me pick the restaurant. Maybe it’s because she knows I have the palate of a 4th-grader. Anyway, she said she had heard good things about this place and hadn’t tried it yet, so she was game. Mostly I picked it because the name made me laugh. Also, burgers.
Glad you two finally got meet. She's known you longer than I have, and we've met a couple times.She’s a very sweet woman, and I was very glad to finally meet her in person. LIesa has much more refined tastes than I do, but I was thankful that she was still willing to meet us where we could chow down on ridiculous greasy burgers (excellent!).
That's awesome!And I assure you all that the placement of the trash can symbol in this photo was purely coincidental.
Come on PNW. You need to step up your name game!we stopped at an overlook for a nice view of the Three Sisters mountains (once again, the settlers were very creative with their names: South Sister, Middle Sister, and North Sister).
Perhaps that is no child that lives in California or grew up on swim team. I'm not sure I ever used a hotel pool growing up except when we went to Disneyland and I had to swim laps every day to stay in shape while away.It is my experience that no child will ever turn down a chance to swim in a hotel swimming pool. It could be 3 degrees, with the bodies of other swimmers frozen in the ice below, and they would still expect you to bring out a shovel so you can break the surface and let them swim. Oh, and you will be expected to join them, too.
Due to the miracle of reading the chatter, yes I did!Also: did you see him?