Portland, Oregon

August 22-28, 2017

  Although we were sad to leave the beach and Washington this was another city that was on my “bucket list”. Portland is a great city, we loved our time here and spent quite a few days exploring. When we arrived at the RV park, just outside of the city, we had some “chores” to do first (eye roll)! As you can imagine, a week at the beach meant that everything was either covered in sand/salt or it was beginning to rust from the salt, so the trailer and truck got a wash, as well as our bikes and Moose, we also did about 10 loads of laundry and cleaned the inside of the trailer.     There was also the very long overdue important task for me to tackle - if you are on my snapchat, then you may recall my hair dying story!!! Although I am only 32, my parents blessed me with the good genes of grey hair from a very young age (16) and I have become the at home, box dye expert over the years! The “how are you going to dye your hair on the road” topic was talked about a lot before we embarked on this journey and I wasn’t really looking forward to the process in our tiny home, but it was time and like I said LONG overdue. So here goes, I will highlight the process for you, if you care! First step was putting the dye on, I did this inside the trailer bathroom, which has about 3 sq ft of standing room, next I wait - so to maximize my time and continue with chores, I gave moose his bath outside while I let the dye do it’s thing. While bathing Moose I had a light bulb moment to also wash the dye out with the hose outside. For anyone who is not familiar with the home dying process, it can be extremely messy and I use dark dye which can ruin shit! So the hose was perfect, plus is was hot out and the cold water felt good! Once I was done, I took a real shower at the campground to finish the process! It was pretty comical and I’m sure I got a lot of strange looks from passers by, but it may have been better than the time when I dyed my hair at our apartment and went to turn the shower on and there was no water! Sorry I don’t have any pictures of this - maybe next time!

Although we were sad to leave the beach and Washington this was another city that was on my “bucket list”. Portland is a great city, we loved our time here and spent quite a few days exploring. When we arrived at the RV park, just outside of the city, we had some “chores” to do first (eye roll)! As you can imagine, a week at the beach meant that everything was either covered in sand/salt or it was beginning to rust from the salt, so the trailer and truck got a wash, as well as our bikes and Moose, we also did about 10 loads of laundry and cleaned the inside of the trailer.

There was also the very long overdue important task for me to tackle - if you are on my snapchat, then you may recall my hair dying story!!! Although I am only 32, my parents blessed me with the good genes of grey hair from a very young age (16) and I have become the at home, box dye expert over the years! The “how are you going to dye your hair on the road” topic was talked about a lot before we embarked on this journey and I wasn’t really looking forward to the process in our tiny home, but it was time and like I said LONG overdue. So here goes, I will highlight the process for you, if you care! First step was putting the dye on, I did this inside the trailer bathroom, which has about 3 sq ft of standing room, next I wait - so to maximize my time and continue with chores, I gave moose his bath outside while I let the dye do it’s thing. While bathing Moose I had a light bulb moment to also wash the dye out with the hose outside. For anyone who is not familiar with the home dying process, it can be extremely messy and I use dark dye which can ruin shit! So the hose was perfect, plus is was hot out and the cold water felt good! Once I was done, I took a real shower at the campground to finish the process! It was pretty comical and I’m sure I got a lot of strange looks from passers by, but it may have been better than the time when I dyed my hair at our apartment and went to turn the shower on and there was no water! Sorry I don’t have any pictures of this - maybe next time!

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Anyway back to Portland! The food scene here is amazing, so of course we ate our way through the city, visited Powell’s City of Books, went to Washington Park and strolled through the International Rose Test Garden. Portland’s Art Museum has $5 entry on Fridays after 5 pm, well how could two jobless art lovers refuse an offer like that! The Art Museum had a FREE improv show that began just as we got there, so we went to check it out and for a free comedy event it was pretty hilarious. If you ever visit Portland, I highly recommend that you check out the Saturday farmers market, it was amazing, I think we spent about $30 on peaches alone - $5=local attraction; $30=food, seems about right! Lastly, we got to hang out with another great friend, Katerina Pozzi Baratta, who we have known for many years from our Hidden Valley crew!