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Its the final countdown! Our last full day in the USA (for now)

We started our day with a bit of a lie in before heading out to the Corner Bakery at the Trails shopping centre to get ourselves a coffee, and a warm cinnamon roll for me, and put the world to rights! We decided today was a day for unusual shopping in Silverdale, so headed first… Continue reading Its the final countdown! Our last full day in the USA (for now)

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Roadtrip Day 5: breakfast grits, Mount St Helens and back to Silverdale

We left our Airbnb early to get breakfast from The Bridges Cafe in Portland, which was recommended by our hosts, and THEY HAD GRITS!! I loved grits while I was in Atlanta, and it was so nice to get them again!  They also had tasty gluten-free bread, but the grits won out! Tim had a… Continue reading Roadtrip Day 5: breakfast grits, Mount St Helens and back to Silverdale

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Roadtrip Day 4: Portland and the Columbia River Gorge

This morning we set off on foot towards the nearest Portland Streetcar stop, and took the Streetcar into the city centre. We wandered around Pioneer Square, visiting a few shops and trying (unsuccessfully) to find a Cheesecake Factory.  Next stop on our planned route was The Portland Building and Portlandia (below), a post-modern building designed… Continue reading Roadtrip Day 4: Portland and the Columbia River Gorge