The Adventures of Stinky Sweet:

Sometimes stinky. Sometimes sweet. But it's our life - and it is always good.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Pacific Northwest Day #1

After walking up at 4am EST this morning to catch our flight out of Chattanooga, I can safely say it has been a long day. It is now 11:10 EST and I am gonna try to make some notes before a major crash.

We had a 3 hour layover in ATL which was fine but it just meant we had time to burn. Another uneventful flight later and Megan picked us up at the airport right on time. My first impression of Portland is that everything is wet and so green! Conifer trees are the dominant variety out here and the annual rainfall is so high that it really is shocking to see how full-of-life everything looks here heading to the tail end of winter. We headed downtown to the Saturday market and tromped around in the rain looking at local wares. I bought a couple of little gifts and kept my eyes open for a small piece of art (my usual travel souvenir) but nothing struck my fancy. Lunch at a delicious Greek place - possible the best Greek food I have ever had, a trip to the famous Powell's Book store, the Stash tea store where we stocked up, and dinner at the Widmer Brother's brewery (which we hope to take a tour of tomorrow). It has been an awesome and long day so we're headed to bed. Columbia river gorge is on the plan for tomorrow....