Going to Portland

No, we didn’t hit the boys

on the drive way

on the drive way

on our way out of town.


Shana and I caught a Southwest Flight from Oakland allegedly mid-afternoon.  Getting into the city is easy. Portland is civilized. The light rail system is absolutely brilliant. Clean, well signed and a stop literally right in front of the hotel.

Why are we here? I happen to like Portland and used the excuse of WesterCon to spend the weekend in this lovely city. We are staying in the Con Hotel (the DoubleTree which makes it even easier).

and then there is the view from the 10th floor window.

and then there is the view from the 10th floor window.

Whats not to like?



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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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