On our last day in Portland, we started out with good old hotel breakfast, then walked to a hipster coffee joint where we got a latte and peach hand pie to go. We made our way to Laurel Hurst park, which was another sylvan expanse of green, and featured a glittering, deep emerald pond. It … More Portland 10/7/2018 – Goat to have fun!
On our first full day in Portland, we woke up early as hell because Vale always gets us up early, and had breakfast at the hotel, including bacon, eggs, and some nice cheeses. However, somehow we ended up lingering for much longer than we expected and did not get as early of a start on … More Portland 10/6/2018
Once again, we made good use of our Southwest Companion Pass by taking a long weekend and checking out Portland. Vale was mostly reasonable on the flight, and we arrived around 11 in the morning, just in time to be greeted by rain amidst the lush green landscapes. Upon landing, we immediately made use of … More Portland 10/5/2018
We’d been meaning to go down to Tijuana for a while, since Jenn has never really hung out in TJ (only passed through briefly on the way to Rosarito and/or Puerto Nuevo). We finally got around to booking a Marriott for a Saturday night using points when Frank came back to visit. After the cancellation … More Tijuana For 24 Hours (Plus Some)
On this day, we enjoyed breakfast at the buffet at our hotel, which featured the usual breakfast suspects, along with miso soup, Kahlua pork, and some other fun items. After breakfast, we went for a hike on the Lahaina Pali trail. It was only about 5 miles, but was quite steep, and involved scrambling up … More Maui – 7/13/2018
Due to the lack of pictures taken this day, it is difficult for us to fully reconstruct what went down. For sure, Jenn briefly read a few pages of Civil War stories by Ambrose Bierce out on the hotel balcony, and took in the palm trees and waves while drinking sparkling grapefruit water. This was … More Maui – 7/12/18
On Wednesday, we enjoyed a beach day. We got to our beach destination right around Vale’s nap time, so we walked her around in her stroller until she fell asleep. We rented snorkeling gear and did some shore side snorkeling while baby slept, since we missed out on the Molokini Crater boat adventure a few … More Maui 7/11/2018 – Luau Night