On Friday Bailee joined me on a trip to Portland to pick Matt up from the airport. I had a grand plan that we would do some shopping on Hawthorne street, graze on munchies from the Indian grocery and perhaps have an appetizer at the Vietnamese restaurant and then head over for some "fun" at Ikea before heading to the airport. After picking Matt up we would go out for a nice dinner. My plans were bigger than my time frame. I picked Bailee up from school but we were delayed in getting to Portland because I had to stop in Longview to pick up some copies of our revised footing plan. When we finally got to Portland it was nearly 4:30. As luck would have it James, who is on a road trip from Utah, arrived in Portland just before us so we met on Hawthorne street and did a little shopping at the bookstores and specialty markets. I am sure Bailee was bored to tears though she didn't show it! We left Hawthorne to go to Ikea (the part of the trip Bailee was most excited about) but I misjudged how long it would take to get there. By the time we arrived we only had 20 minutes before Matt's plane landed (Ikea is airport adjacent). But, as luck would have it, his plane was early so after 5 minutes in Ikea we got a call from him wondering where we were. Sorry Bailee! Maybe we can do Ikea up right next time. Bailee, James, Matt and I then went to dinner at the Blue Moose Cafe - where the pic above was taken.
On Saturday after breakfast at the local truck stop (surprisingly good!) we did some illegal wandering in Lewis & Clark State Park. We didn't know it but the park closed in October. We are not great rule followers. We left our car on the side of the road and went in on foot. So beautiful!