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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

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Roadtrip Day 3: Astoria, Cannon Beach, clifftop driving, and a Cheese Factory

Waking up in our beautiful cabin to a delicious home-cooked muffin for Tim (and the other packed away for later), and following a frustrating coffee-making process on Tim’s part, we headed south and into Oregano down Route 101.  Our first stop was in Astoria,  where we saw a few nice old buildings, and found a… Continue reading Roadtrip Day 3: Astoria, Cannon Beach, clifftop driving, and a Cheese Factory