Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Chobot's went to Portland Oregon

My friend Sarah and her husband Travis had a baby 9 days after us and they live there! We got the babies together in Dallas when they were 2 months (see pic below)

Sleepy peanuts...
Andrew and I were also invited to a wedding in Portland, an old co- worker of his, and we decided to go and Sarah so graciously offered her home for us to stay in while we were there! 

Here's what we did:  (and i just emailed Sarah, saying that i didn't take ONE picture of her OR us together with our babies.  As i mentioned before I heard some really bad news while I was there- so my documenting skills were not up to par. 

We begin:

on the plane... 

I mean... this woman could have been Fred Armisen from Portlandia.  I thought it was awesome, so i noted it. ;) (please note the fanny pack & water bottle). 

We got to Portland on Saturday afternoon and that night we went to a wedding at the Portland Art Museum.  It was a beautiful venue. At 8 pm they opened the museum and we had our own private viewing.  
bride and groom first dance. 
Sarah & Travis watched Layne that night and Sarah texted me this gem of a photo...

it was HOT the first day we got there, naked pool day! 
On Sunday we got ourselves together and went out sightseeing.  
Sarah and Travis took us to Bonneville Fish Hatchery  to see the Salmon swim up stream to spawn and end their lives.  ;)  I learned a lot that day, but i'll let the interwebs explain it to you....
It was really cool- millions of salmon jumping and splashing- I wish I could have gotten a better picture of it. 
Salmon sculputre/water fountain

Can you see the salmon??

Yep, that's about as good as MY pictures get.  Andrew had the good camera and took a ton of photos, but this is all I got. It was really cool though. And beautiful
Then we went to Multnomah Falls   I've seen this a few times before in people's picture that visit Oregon, and it was worth the visit!  Even with a 21 pound sleeping baby hanging on me whilst walking up the hill to get to the bridge.

Sarah and Travis walking up to the falls  

Us (and Layne sleeping) standing on the bridge you see in the pic above. 
The next day Andrew and I (and Layne) took off for the coast.  We drove about 2 hours west to Astoria, Oregon.  The home of the Goonies Home.  

I finally got to drive on the 101 ! 


This is the Columbia River


The sun came out on our walk down the boardwalk

We went to the Oregon Film Museum  It was in the old prison of the town (also featured in the Goonies.)  The museum was pretty small but cool. Lot's of movies were filmed in Oregon.! 

They had a live movie set were you could sit in front a green screen and film some scences from your favorite Oregon films. i.e.. The Goodnies, Twilight- so on and so forth. 

Hallway of Goonies

pretty cool

Data's actual outfit in a prison cell

Layne and I in the truck that the Fratelli's drove (actual truck) with Andrew filming us  driving away..

Then we drove through the little town and went to the Goonie's house! You have to park down the street and walk up the hill to the house.  The view was beautiful.

Layne and I

Family Shot. 

And here are some cute photos around the house of the babes. 

Travis reading to the little ones

and feeding them

i mean.......

Dinner Date. 

Car date

Books before bedtime.

Here are a few places we went to and enjoyed. 

Stanich's  Great, greasy burgers and cheap beer

Pip's Original  - We went here for coffee every morning and the donuts here were AMAZING. Nutella, chocolate.... OMG.

Pine State Biscuits.  I have a picture of this..

Andrew's fried chicken with blue cheese dressing

Mine- fried chicken with fried green tomatoes and ranch. 
Then we went across the street to Salt & Straw Ice Cream (i just had some samples cause i was FULL) but also yum! 

And of course- Voodoo Donuts.  The donuts were huge and much more affordable then i thought they would be.  But i still liked Pip's better. 

But that Maple Bacon donut up there. DROOOOOL.....

Thanks again for your hospitality Sarah, Travis and Ike!  

Sarah & Ike outside of their adorable house
Portland was beautiful. I hope to go back under different circumstances and see more and take more pictures!


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