Took a train for a crazy fun weekend to Portland celebrating Nick's 50th BD with our good friends Jamie and Sherry .... stayed at the Westin... slept in a heavenly bed.... had afternoon cocktails on Hotel Nines rooftop Departures lounge complete with an elevator encounter with Emmanuel Adebayor of Man City soccer...dinner at Andina's for amazing Peruvian food....delicious Eggs Benny with salmon at the Riverfront....a nice walk by the river ....enjoyed the river Saturday market on Sunday.... met a women who made beautiful jewelry and was working on an applique quilt block from Kim Diehl ...... wish I would have taken a photo and bought some of her jewels.... saw lots of other great treasures as well.
Beers at Deschutes Brewery.... lots of laughter with Elvis Presley's very funky 24 hour Church.... another very lucky encounter with Man City player Craig Bellamy in town playing soccer with Portland Timbers.....this time Nick requested a photo.
We finished our last night with a late dinner at Southpark...... Early to rise this morning to catch our return train. Now we are back home, a little tired and a lot sad to say goodbye to our friends . We had such a nice time...love, love, love this city.... I actually took a 2 day break from quilting but managed to still miss it a wee bit......Pam