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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Our first day in Portland

We arrived in Portland around 10am. We couldn't check in to our hotel until 3, so a friend & her son picked us up. We stopped to see her husband and his shop, then went to their house and took their dogs to the park for a bit. Bug LOVED Tito & Sid Pickles....

We went out for burgers, then headed to the Avalon Theatre & Wunderland...a nickel arcade! (some games took more than one nickel, but still...CHEAP!) Bug had a blast. It's on her list for our next visit.


We checked in to our hotel (Inn @ Northrup Station) and it was amazing! So colorful! There were jars of salt water taffy on every table in the lobby...Bug thought that that was pretty cool. We headed upstairs to our room to drop off our bags and take showers. Once we were cleaned up, we headed to my sister & brother-in-law's place (a short walk) and had dinner there. We then headed to a nearby school to watch the Vaux Swifts which roost in the school's chimney. It was amazing. There were SO MANY people there, which was really cool, too.  Here are some short video clips of the swifts:
Vaux Swifts 1
Vaux Swifts 2
Hawk trying to get Vaux Swifts

We then stopped for ice cream before heading back to the hotel to sleep and what wonderful sleep it was. The beds were incredibly comfortable. Most nights, Bug was out cold within 5-10 minutes. After 2 nights on the train, they felt even better to us, I'm sure. :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That kid who was playing hockey with her looks like my boyfriend! lol He's soooo funny.