Friday, April 17, 2009

Less than 24 hours to departure, then on my way to 24 hours of travel. I knew this day would come, I really just can not believe it is here already! I have gotten the chance to talk/text with some very important people in my life and I am overwhelmed with joy and love for the warm support they have offered me.

The experience before me is something I have dreamed about doing and without the support of my Benny it really wouldn't be possible. The first time he heard me mention it he was behind me 100%... We have had millions upon millions of conversations about this and are excited about what we are going to learn from it. I think we have a little bit of an unconventional relationship, but he is my best friend, love and soul mate. Thank you hubba for the patience, support and love!


Moving on from all that mushiness: I am going to miss this one too!

oh, beast buddy!

Here I go! For those of you that read this... I hope you find this as interesting as I hope to!

Sunday, April 12, 2009



our friend here in PDX gave Ben and I a tour of the Laurelwood brewery where he is on staff to brew beer. our world has come to revolve around brewing, talking, and tasting the bounty of micro-brews here in portland and around


personally I do not get into the mumbo-jumbo-lingo of the brewing world, but the brewery itself led to some awesome photo-ops!







thanks for the tour Orion!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

.biking, hiking, and soaking up portland.

it all started on saturday, the beauty of portland began to show through the clouds, and it proved itself with a beautiful weekend. all the pasties (white portlanders that do not see sun for months) came out for some valuable vitamin d

west side waterfront park

hawthorne bridge

it never gets old, whenever i find a swing, i swing, and love every minute of it

gazing at fly-fisherman in a city pond

blossoms for everyone to enjoy

we ended up taking a nap in some grass and sunshine for over an hour. everyday should be like this.

i love my bike, especially since i added these sweet ribbons

funny article at "the basement pub"

ben's gloves - he loves them as holey as they are

a sweet and savory IPA at the "green dragon"


so then on sunday we took a serious urban hike through the huge parks that portland is known for. it was amazing and we remembered why we moved here!

on our way to Council Crest in SW portland

view of mt. hood from council crest

view of st helens from council crest

we also came upon "pestiside free park", i laughed, only in portland

what a freaking good weekend... do i dare say "perfect"?