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Portland —> Black Butte

July 21, 2014

Hello again!  Hope you’ve had a good weekend.  We wrapped up our time in Portland on Saturday, which I would be sad about…but we have one whole more week here in Black Butte Ranch, so there’s really nothing to complain about. Winking smile 

In Portland, we wrapped up our trip with another hike in Forest Park:



…plus a wonderful dinner at the Huckleberry Pub, that included a lot of beer for Ryan, and a bacon-wrapped meatloaf sandwich for me. 


Just a light dinner, really. Winking smile 

On Saturday, we hit up the food trucks for lunch on the waterfront before our drive:

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…and explored the Saturday market:

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…until it was time to go.  We loaded up the car and headed three hours south to Black Butte Ranch, where we’ll be spending the next week with Ryan’s family—his immediate family, PLUS aunts, uncles, cousins—we have a big group here!  It’s really fun to see Lila with all of the other kids—many of whom she’d never met before this trip. 

On top of the fun family time, Black Butte is beautiful—check out my morning run view:


I mean…really.

We’ve had a great time so far, biking around, taking Lila to the pool, and just hanging out.  Tomorrow we’re attempting Stand-Up Paddle lessons in the lake.  I’m sure we’ll be awesome at it—Ryan and I are kind of known for our crazy coordination and balance skills.

Happy Monday!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristi permalink
    July 21, 2014 2:55 pm

    I enjoyed being with you, too.

  2. ash_and_witty permalink
    July 21, 2014 4:02 pm

    I’m all about a meatloaf sandwich. I’ve always wanted to go to Portland!

  3. itzyskitchen permalink
    July 21, 2014 4:31 pm

    Just gorgeous! And whatever that dessert is, I want it!!

    • July 21, 2014 11:41 pm

      Vegan peanut butter cup. It was to die for. 🙂

  4. ginger635 permalink
    July 21, 2014 6:15 pm

    Gorgeous scenery! Bacon-wrapped meatloaf sandwich?? That sounds awesome. Was it as good as it looked? Have fun with all those Weber relatives! Family trips are the best!

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