Caught up with old friends and made some new ones at the big National Art Educator Association conference in Seattle- over 4,000 art teachers were in attendance! Stayed in the hip and sharp Hotel Max, with local art on the walls and black and white photos on the room doors. Drinks at the Pike Place […]Read more "Fun and friends in Seattle"
Powell’s Bookstore is a four-story high, two-block long dream come true. Books, books and more books. I stay where I stay in Portland because it’s right around the corner. Carve me out a corner in the Literature section, allow me a few sponge baths in the restroom sink, throw a few coffeeshop pastries my way […]Read more "Powell’s Books"
I know it’s the Pacific Northwest, and I know it’s supposed to be raining. A lot. I know. At least all of the rain gives this city the best, lush, fecund, verdant green moss and ferns. Walked for a while in the rain and speaking of LUSH, guess where I ended up? As a woman […]Read more "Rain, Rain… LUSH!"
Spending some family time with my dear friends Jodie, Andrew and Scarlet is an oasis of wonder and fun in the whirling sea of traveling! We chowed down at Old Towne Pizza! Scarlet seemed to like the mermaid book I found in Lander, Wyoming and built me a very tempting Play Doh ice cream sundae.Read more "Scarlet the Star!"
What a weekend! Dan the Superhero flew out to visit and we ate and drank our way across the city with our Pdx friends. Voodoo Donuts, the Sinferno burlesque show at Dante’s, the Lucky Devil Lounge with Crazy Jaimie, breakfast at the Byways Cafe, 50 Plates with Shannon and Rob, crab and shrimp cakes at […]Read more "Portland, OR"
I love having a whole day to drive 75 miles! This section of road is staggeringly beautiful and I have a gorgeous sunny day to meander along it. Jumped off the interstate to drive the Rowena Loops of the Historic Columbia River Highway along the Columbia Gorge. Also found a mossy game trail off Memaloose […]Read more "Rowena, OR"
Crossed into Oregon today. Yucky snowstorm made it very slippery over the pass before Peddleton, but the storm broke into a shimmering blue sky, glowing clouds and a expansive vista- Hello Oregon!Read more "Oregon"
Tomatillos from Gonzalez Orchard and Market in Fruitland, ID. I’ve never had tomatillos before- they’re so pretty!Read more "Fruitland, ID"
Miles and miles of remote and rolling high desert. Turned off the interstate to head into Twin Falls, ID and suddenly the whole world dropped out from underneath me! I was crossing a bridge with the glimmering Snake River carving through the canyon so far below Lucy’s tires. Yikes! Couldn’t resist stopping at Twin Falls […]Read more "Twin Falls, ID"
I made it to Idaho.Read more "Idaho"