Category Archives: Travel

The View from Beneath the Seat

As a 13-year old poodle I’ve discovered that it’s never too late to learn how to fly the friendly skies.  The week before my scheduled flight from Chicago to Portland and wanting to ensure that I’d fly in comfort, I began acclimating myself … Continue reading

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A Rich Trip on So Many Levels

Beautiful geographic themes are evident at every turn in the trip back to Cincinnati from the west coast. The Missoula-Glendive, Montana leg brought breathtaking, panoramic views of the northern-most edge of the snow-covered Rockies at Yellowstone around Bozeman.  Farther east, the … Continue reading

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Bulletin: Wyoming State Police Decline Essential Caramels

The Essential Caramel and The Essential Salted Chocolate Caramel will have (literally) traveled more than 5000 miles by the time I return to Cincinnati on Sun evening. From Portland to Medford to Ashland, OR to Smith River and Crescent City, CA, … Continue reading

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I Thought Big Sky was in Montana

What better entre into, and send off from, Portland than the Columbia Gorge. The Gorge stretches for over 80 miles (I-84 parallels it), and transitions from temperate rainforest to dry grasslands.  The Columbia River cuts a passageway through the Cascades between the Deschutes River … Continue reading

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Ya Gotta Have Fun!

Often, it’s just important to enjoy the company and the view.  In this situation, the food is a delightful accompaniment and it enhances the enjoyment. Can there be a better name for a restaurant (or hang-out) than Beaches?  Isn’t the implication clear?  The Vancouver, … Continue reading

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Nothing in a Restaurant Counts

We all have our “day in the sun”, although in Portland one’s memory of the ‘day’ has to linger long as the space between days can be extensive.  Biscuit found her day today in Lake Oswego.  I can relate to … Continue reading

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Yes, It was 58 Degrees

The drive from Coos Bay to Portland was a snapshot of the impermanence of life.  How can that be, you ask?  The weather, the weather, was a wonderful metaphor for the pushing away and clinging to, we beings fall prey to.  In … Continue reading

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