Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Portland and Seattle last week

Last Monday we took advantage of a trip Kirsten had planned to attend a conference in Portland and took the whole family for a ride. We spent a week in downtown Portland, then went up to Seattle and Tacoma to visit family over the weekend. What a great trip!
Dommy and Daddy walked all over downtown Portland, logging at least 4 miles a day. Well, Daddy logged the miles really, with Dommy on his back the whole time. We had great weather, and felt really lucky to see the city from the inside. In addition to lots of walks and great food, we got to visit the Oregon Zoo and see the elephants. Our good friend Jen came down from Seattle during this time, and added to the fun. Here are some random pics from downtown Portland: Jenny Russell on the waterfront of the Willamette River, Dommy hamming it up after dinner at the Rogue Ales brewery (fantastic food!), a 24-hr Church of Elvis on Couch St. in Portland, Dommy drinking from the constantly-running water fountains everywhere in Portland, Dommy at Pioneer Square (although it looks like a bullfight arena), and Dommy in the hall of our hotel. Don't worry--it was early in the day and I don't think we disrupted anyone with his racket!

On Friday we drove up to the Seattle area and had dinner with the Campbells, Kirsten's cousins. Although we forgot to take any fotos, it was really fun to catch up with them in Shoreline and see their two boys. That trip has been long overdue, and was great timing, because we also got to see Aunt Linda.
Saturday we went with Dave and Jen (Mike's brother and sister-in-law) down to Tacoma to visit the Antanavages. We got to see their great new house and Dommy had a blast playing with Hunter, Annie, and Erin. Colleen put out a tremendous spread and we got to see all the thought the kids put into decorating their rooms, etc, and we rolled back to Seattle with Dave and Jen.

Back at Dave and Jen's we got to feast like kings and Jen even broke out the guitar! Here's Dommy after a bath, taken by Dave and Jen.
Our other friend Jen came down Sunday and we watched (lamentably) the Saints beat the Colts before heading south and back home. It was a whirlwind tour, but a great chance to see lots of family and enjoy the warm coastal weather!

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