Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
To start things off, a stamp special that we don't see very often, buy 2 get 1 free! This offer is good through November 30th, 2009.
Continuing on the creative side....If you are an artist or a crafter I'm sure you are like me, always looking for a way to organize your creative space. I found a blog, and magazine, called "Where Women Create" that features women doing their creative thing in their "spaces". Take a look and see what you think, and perhaps gleam an idea or two: WWC
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I went to Mom and Dad's for the afternoon. We decided to go to lunch and Dad had just the place, the "Elephant Inn" in NW Portland. I enjoy visiting Portland because there is so much to see and do in downtown Portland, it is such a cool city. I wish we had considered buying a condo there. NW Portland is famous for it's "Nob Hill", or as I used to know it, the "Pearl District", which is home to blocks of fine dining and shopping. Dad thought the place he wanted to go to was on 21st or 23rd street, north of Burnside, so we toured up and down the streets looking for a place with an Elephant on the sign. After much back and forth, we weren't able to locate it, so seeing an old familiar place, "Roses Deli and Bakery", we parked and waited in line.
I grew up knowing Roses as the place with the really, really, really large cakes. We're taking like 6 layers of cake, held together with beautiful frosting, yum! Roses is in a new location now, but the food hasn't changed. You can see mile high cakes in the dessert cases, as well as huge eclairs and other fabulous looking desserts. If you want to have some dessert, it's best not to order lunch, or only eat half of it. Nope, half was too much also. Our family loves Rueben sandwiches, and Roses is famous for it's Rueben. If you are super hunger, or want left overs for 2 meals, you can order the "Original Roses Rueben", which resembles a very large Club sandwich only with "Rueben" ingredients. YUMMM! (There's turkey on that Rueben, it's not all sauerkraut). We all ordered our with a mix of pastrami and corned beef, and it didn't disappoint. Except the part about not having room for dessert....
At lunch I found a map with Dad's "Elephant Delicatessen", located 1 block north of Burnside on 22nd St. Dad wanted to stop in and show me what I missed. This little deli has everything! You can put things on a plate and eat there, or buy food to go. I saw salads, cheeses, wines, desserts, casseroles, meats, and olives. I bought some of the olives and they were the best I've had. If you're in Nob Hill, besure to take a stroll through this interesting deli, I know I didn't even scratch the surface of the possibilities here. I will return someday and I'll be hungry.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Need any zucchini
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Leaving the Port of Suislaw dock. This is where I backed our boat down a ramp for the first time. I didn't do too bad, just a little readjustment.
Typical for Florence in the summer, the day started off overcast and cool. We could see that the clouds might burn off, but no idea when. I wore my winter coat and it was needed when we hit full speed. Pilot Randy assuming his natural position while I provided nagivation advice from the forward lounge.
The highway 101 bridge, as we are heading west bound.
Our condo, top floor very right unit. We didn't stay there because it was rented. We stayed at the Casino instead.
The upstream Siuslaw River has a whole different feel, as if the ocean was hours away.
A cute boat in Mapleton
HWY 36 bridge over the Siuslaw River, Mapleton.
The scenery upstream from the HWY 36 bridge.
I drove the boat all the way back to the port, because it was fun. Who's CAPTAIN now, huh?!
The "pirate boat" in Cushman...
The wharf at Old Town Florence. Gee look at that sky, pretty blue! Of course this was when we were getting ready to take out. All done with the Siuslaw for now.
The next day we took the boat out on Woahink Lake, no pictures of that. We circumnavigated the lake and browsed our dream lake houses. We saw a couple of jet skiiers, otherwise the lake was empty. I wish I had thought to get fishing licenses, it would have been enjoyable. The weather did the same thing to us again, cold and cloudy until we loaded up. We'll be back.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Wednesday July 15th: This Gr Grandpa Carl, Grammy Candi and Uncle Derek trying out the new toy. This puppy is bomb proof, I'm convinced you could be riding it in a couple of years.
Grammy Candi calls it her "Cadillac", it's very safe. It doesn't go over the waves, it goes through them. This puppy has some speed too. You ought to see Gr Grandma drive it, zoom zoom!
Saturday July 18th: It's hot again in the valley, time to head for the lake! Today all of your Oregon Harrison/Mote/Jurosky family, plus Annie, Joey R. and his Dad, went to Foster Lake and played in the water. However, Great Grandpa, Grammy, Uncle Derek and Annie all headed to the Lake EARLY, they get special kudo's. We wanted to try a new park, Lewis Creek Park on the NE corner of Foster Lake, with first come first serve picnicing and mooring. This park is across the lake from where we launch the watercrafts, and is accessible by car.
The early crew secured us a nice spot with a dock and a picnic table in the shade. We skied, wakeboarded and tubed. Others just rode the jet skis. We ate good snack foods and enjoyed the company.
I think Foster has better waves than Detriot, and I've found a spot that has huge waves if you follow a boat through it. Today I was in the bottom of a wave trough that put the wave at face height, it washed my hat right off my head. Woohoo, fun!!!
I was slow with the camera, these pictures were of our spot as everyone was taking the watercraft back to the boat landing. They are tiny specks in the far distance.
This is the row of moorings at the Lewis Creek park. The end of the dock meets up with the open sandy beach, swimming and picnic area. It was crowded today.
These people took over "our" dock after we left.
I hope we've got you interested in playing at the lake. We miss having your Mom and Dad here too. I'm still working on my wakeboarding, I didn't get to lake early enough today to practice, but I will soon. Love, from all in Oregon.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Today was the day of the race. Remember, I signed up for the 8k walk from the Portland Zoo to the east side of the Burnside bridge? Well, yippee, it's done and it was fun. Joye from work joined me and we had a good time.
It was the first time either of us had joined an official race, so we weren't sure what to expect. This was a good event to start with, as it wasn't crowded and the course was all down hill and it was a walking event.
We walked past the Washington Park Rose Garden:
And PGE Park:
And China Town:
8k really wasn't as far as it sounded, and we finished in pretty good time. We even had enough time for a slight course detour to the famous "Voodoo Donut" shop at 2nd and Burnside.
VooDoo Donuts has been featured on the Amazing Race and the Food Network, it's famous. I'm not driving back to 2nd and Burnside to visit the place. This was the opportune time.
I had the "Captain, My Captain". A glazed donut with white frosting and Captain Crunch cereal on top. Perfect sugar bomb combination! So I erased my calorie expenditure for the morning.
With a crazy donut concoction in hand, we hopped back on course and still had plenty of time before the bridge raised at 0900 hrs.
Unfortunately it was overcast, cool and windy on the river and we didn't spend much time enjoying the views from the bridge. We located a MAX station and took light rail back to the Zoo/Forestry Center where our car awaited us.
We finished the day by taking my parents to Pho Hung in Beaverton, for a nice lunch of chicken noodle soup.
All in all, a very nice experience. I'm so glad Joye asked to join me.