Sunday, July 10, 2011

Portland

My long summer with almost no internet continues. We are in Portland, Oregon for a week staying with some old friends, and it has been relaxing and fun. I've gone to a couple of parks to play football and baseball with the boys (my two sons and the son of our friends). We toured around Portland and walked through the downtown, including taking in an antique car show. We went down to the river so the boys could swim. My wife particularly liked the Japanese Garden and rose garden at the top of the hill.
My favorite so far was last night, when our friends took us to the Tony Starlight club to see the owner perform. He was quite amazing -- a really talented musician and mimic. He can sing like so many other famous people that it's astonishing. He ranged from Sinatra and Neil Diamond to Stealers Wheel, Gerry Rafferty, Blondie, and Stevie Nicks! If you are in Portland ever, I recommend you try to find a night when he is performing (it's fairly rare, as he usually just has other acts booked for his club).

9 comments:

  1. Sound slike you are enjoying the summer though.

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  2. Portland sounds great. Nice to have so much time off to enjoy the summer with your friends and family. Bummer about the internet, though. I might have had convulsions by now if I had to go without that long.

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  3. lovely pic of the garden but no internet for an entire summer? I think I'd scream.

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  4. Sound like you're having a wonderful time. Can't wait till you're able to post daily again. :)

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  5. That's my city!!! I Love Portland! If you have a car, also plan a day hiking Bridal Veil--seriously--it will wear the kids out but it is the world's most beautiful place--I'm totally serious. And get to a McMenamin's (ANY McMenamin's) and drink a Hammerhead for me. Oh, I'm so jealous! Let me know if you need more friends in Portland--I can hook you up.

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  6. Makes a pleasant change from being shot at. :)

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  7. The Japanese Garden is fantastic. Glad you're enjoying Portland. I love Oregon. Haven't been to Portland in awhile. We live on the other side of the Cascades now.

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  8. To enjoy all those artists in one place would be amazing...super amazing to witness them in one person!

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