Friday, November 14, 2008

Rainy Days in Portland

This week, Gabe had depositions to do in Portland. I got to be a tourist with Persy while he worked. It was rainy during our entire stay, but that was to be expected.

My favorite outing was to the Portland Zoo. Persephone was pleasant and awake for the entire time. I didn't think she would get much from the experience, so I was surprised to see her following the animals intently with her eyes and making funny noises at them. She really enjoyed being snuggled into my jacket at a height where she could see everything.

On Wednesday, we saw the Japanese Gardens. I thought they were all the more romantic and charming in the rain. Oregon is such a gorgeous state. I would love to see more of it. My brother reminded me that this was right near the Rose Gardens where I got bit by a squirrel when I was about 6 years old. I was feeding the squirrels nuts and was so excited by how close they were that I decided to put a nut in the middle of my palm to see if the squirrel would climb into my hand. Squirrels aren't that clever though and when the bugger approached my already salty fingers he bit down with a vengeance! There was a tremendous amount of blood and my parents were frantically calling animal services to see if I would need to get rabies shots.

Gabe is sampling the famous bacon and maple donut from Voo Doo Donuts (It was a bit disappointing after all the hype and in a pretty dodgy neighborhood.)

We took a short stroll through Powell's the largest independent bookstore in the world.

The Vacation MVP position goes to this little cutie who was pleasant and fun for almost the entire trip. We think we'll reward her with more adventures!


Himni said...

It seems Persy just gets cuter every day!

Powell's is a fun store, isn't it? I've also been to what's supposed to be Europe's largest bookstore in the UK, but Powell's seems to have more character, being cobbled together from multiple old buildings.

Minda said...

I love Powell's. It's been years since I've been, but I'm hoping to make it out to Oregon this coming summer, and I think LW *might* be old enough that I can get some browsing done.