Sunday, March 13, 2016


four weeks ago i planned a little trip to portland. just me, my dad, and my backpack. fortunately, i had a four day weekend (the perks of being a government worker). originally i was so interested to see what portland had to offer, and to my surprise not a lot. but there were a many great things to do in the surrounding area. so, for the entire trip we rented a car and had daily little road trips. the first stop, was to another state, washington (funny enough, this was the closest attraction i wanted to see, a whopping 9 miles from the airport). 

here, was fort vancouver, a 19th century fur trading outpost that was part of the hudson's bay company. all of the buildings are reconstructed, but the area is so interactive. one of the best things is they have people actually working in the carpenter and blacksmith shop, even on a dreary friday afternoon. the fort has multiple buildings on site that either show how people lived and the fort sustained, or display artifacts found buried around the area. 

the garden

the cute little check-in.

the look-out from the outside

the look-out from the inside

beads and broken ceramics found during archeological digs.

the home reminded me of mount vernon, george washington's home in virginia, because of all the bright crayola colors.

more color.

i love southern california, but oh the the pacific northwest landscape...

a reminder that valentines was the next day

we then walked a whiles away to the pearson airfield, one of the oldest continuously used air field in the states. also, it is located on the national historic site. in 1924, it was one of the stops on for the army's first round the world flight. i am not all that interested in aviation, but it was cool to see how the museum interpreted history.

after, we just headed to the hostel and went to a little cuban restaurant across the street called, el cub de cuba. her, i experienced my first health nut portland restaurant. it was delicious.  

i had the original cuban sandwich with a mango salad. to my surprise i thought it was an actual salad, but no. it was cucumbers, onions, mango, avocado, and pepper. i also had a yummy mango smoothie.

now for a song. hosier's 'from eden,' my favorite song from the album. also, the music video is pretty cool.

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