THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!
Sunday, July 14, 2013
I am home from vacation and I feel like an old lady. I'm not used to so much city walking and long distance driving. It was so good to get home and cuddle with my kitties!!! Annisette my chocolate siamese spurned me at first and then came and kneaded my neck with her claws and slobbered all over my face. I LOVE cats!
Vacation was GREAT! My sister Anne and I went to the zoo and saw the tiny baby elephant Lily. Went to Powell's City of Books which takes up a whole city block. Rode the lightrail. I became infatuated with a frozen yogurt shop where I got about 1/4 c plain yogurt with 2 cups of fresh berries all over it. Raspberries YUM!!!
We had great conveyer belt sushi. Happy hour $1 a plate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love raw fish!!!!
Our hotel had a heavenly outdoor pool that was about 78 degrees. I would just fall into a trance every evening floating. AND a rain shower in the room!!!!!!!!!! I want a rain shower!
An hour long reflexology massage for $20 + $10 tip. My Chinese guy spoke no english and his name was Beer! It released a lot of toxins in me. I was even able to breath more deeply. I thought that was a weird side effect but my sister said she felt the same.
We had a great time driving the old neighborhoods of Portland and looking at houses and all the trees. It is really a beautiful city from 30's bungalows to 100 year old mansions. We got to walk the paths of a beautiful private 9 acre garden which overlooked the river. Stunning!
Where we really found the greatest fun was at thrift stores. The books are so cheap and I found several authors I was looking for. I came home with 4 bags of books! And 2 cute pairs of earrings.
Shopped at a great Asian market on the way home. The kind with tanks of live fish and not many labels in english, We were able to get some frozen squid. A great find as we live in a small town with little access to good stuff.
Well, for those of you that asked... there's my FUN Vacation!!! I loved it but am glad to be home!