I use “today” loosely for this post, as we’ve existed in 3 timezones today and will have been up for over 30 hours by the time we head to bed, as we’re desperately trying to stay up to a reasonable UK time to get on top of the jet lag! This morning we woke up… Continue reading Homeward Bound
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)
Today was an early start on a Monday morning for a very exciting reason – Kate was being Sworn in as a lawyer at the County Court! We met her over in Port Orchard at her office, before heading with her to the courthouse. The judge who performed the ceremony is an old friend of… Continue reading Kate is Sworn In!
Today shall be forever onwards known as Food Coma Day. Perhaps not, but I do wonder if my tummy will ever be empty again! We started with a family brunch at the Oak Table Cafe in Silverdale, which was delicious. I had an omelette with crispy potato slices, and Tim had another eggs benedict version… Continue reading Food Comas, Football and Hats
Today we decided to go to the Future of Flight Aviation Centre and Boeing Tour, something Tim has been keen to do since we arrived, and Jan, Kevin and Kate came too! We caught the Kingston – Edmonds ferry (as we did when heading to Vancouver), then drove up to Mukilteo where the massive site is… Continue reading Boeing Adventures, Indian and a toast
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
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