Monthly Archives: August 2019

Broken Crown

Recently, I purchase a bag of cheddar popcorn at the store. I don’t usually do this as I prefer to pop my own at home, because I love the half popped ones and home-popped popcorn yeilds more of these delicious … Continue reading

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What are you reading?

This month, I’m reading: Perfect Phrases for dealing with difficult people And just for fun: NC Lewis’s British Seaside Cozy Mystery series What are you reading?  

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Our Week in Portland, Part VI

We managed to cross the river into Washington and visit Fort Vancouver. It is a completely reconstructed National Park that tells the story of early European settlement driven by the fur trade. Outside the walls was a food garden and … Continue reading

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Our Week in Portland-Part V

We were fortunate enough to visit the Japanese Gardens in Washington Park. There are actually seven types of gardens to explore, all more beautiful than the last. I loved all the gardens. It’s not that we don’t have them in … Continue reading

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Our Week in Portland, Part IV

Given that the Willamette river just a few blocks from our hotel, we found the Spirit of Portland River Cruises and booked a cruise on a boat that would take us up the river and through the Columbia Gorge to the … Continue reading

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Our Week in Portland, Part III

A trip to Portland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Rose Garden. It was heavenly and as the sun rose, the scent was amazing. Of course, not everything was a rose. Until next time!

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Our Week in Portland, Part II

We managed to do the Portland Underground tour. It was a walking tour of some of downtown’s history before going underground to the tunnels where ‘shanghaied’  or crimped men were turned into sailors. The king of crimping in Portland even crimped … Continue reading

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