Tastes so GOOD.
Seriously, the food was amazing. Beyond amazing. For example, spinning doughnuts:
I didn’t take pictures of all the food, because I was lazy, and it would probably disgust you to see how much we ate. Haha! The minute we arrived there we went to Pok Pok, what Micah says is the most authentic Thai food he’s had in America. Then we headed to our hotel, where we had an amazing view of the river:
Pippa like to hide in the TV cabinet..
The next day we headed to the Oregon coast to the Tillamook cheese factory. Few people understand the importance of this pilgrimage. I have eaten Tillamook cheese all my life. I owe my life to their cheese. I even learned something cool while I was there. They weigh all the blocks of medium cheddar before packaging to make sure they are the correct weight – but if a block is underweight they will add a “patch” to make it the right weight. I have always wondered why, sometimes, there is a loose piece of cheese at the top of the block. WELL NOW I KNOW!!!
Pippa the farmer.
Micah was brave and took a picture out by Haystack rock. The weather was crazy windy and I just stayed in the car.
We actually didn’t have ice-cream at the Tillamook factory (I know, I know) BUT Micah found a place that had his favorite ice-cream flavor: Black licorice! Too bad it’s like the hardest flavor to find! But boy was he happy! I think it is disgusting.
Pippa eats everything.
We thought she would be thrilled by a Merry-go-round. She hated it.
She did like hanging out on the balcony of our hotel.
The night we came back from the coast, the hotel valet pointed us to the trees where he said there was a bald eagle. Well it seemed that we would be visible from our room, so we went up and I took like a million pictures:
IT WAS SO COOL!!!!!
Another cool thing we saw: the Grotto. It was beautiful, despite the cold and rain.
The sun came back as we headed to Seattle.
WE APPROVE OF YOU, PORTLAND!! Not that you need our approval…..