Monday, November 10, 2008

Tidbits and thoughts on our vacation (day 5 - Wed)

The twins (Sharon's girls) arrived Monday night while we were in Washington. Because we got up so early Tuesday for hunting, and had arrived so late Monday night....on Tuesday afternoon Mot and I had no idea we'd missed them Monday night. :-)

So, Wednesday am was the first time we were there for the 'getting ready for school' hurry in the house. :-)

Once the girls had finished in the bathroom and headed out for the bus, Mot and I took our showers and got ready for the day.

We had a list of things we wanted to do....as our week was coming to an end pretty quickly. We planned on taking the rental car and the new GPS our for a test ride around Portland, and give his brother and wife some time to themselves in their house. Sharon asked if they could go along with us - which was fine by me. We were there to see them. We just didn't want to be too much of a bother...it was their vacation week as well.

Once everyone was ready, we headed out. First stop, Powell's books. A 68,000 square foot bookstore in downtown Portland. Heaven on earth for my bookworm hubby!!!! :-)

On the way there, we passed by Voodoo Doughnut. Their slogan "the magic is in the hole." Awesome!!! Mot wanted to stop and get a tshirt...but we didn't. We didn't want to seem too much like tourists I guess?? Dumb!!!!

Then we went to Nordstrom Rack. The outlet store for Nordstroms department store. Surprisingly, we didn't buy anything there. Even in the shoe department, can you believe that?? Me, not buy a pair of shoes?? I found an awesome pair I did like.

Here's the funny thing, Sharon did buy them. We weren't together, but when she opened the shoe box to show me what she'd gotten, I just laughed. Man, I should have bought them!!! That really would have been funny. Matching shoes. :-)

While Sharon was putting Mot's brother through 'try this on' hell....Mot and I went across the street to the Rock Bottom Cafe for appetizers. Once they met up with us, we ordered lunch.

By then, we'd run out of time, and had to get back to get them munchkins (twins) from their after school day care.

Because we ate so late in the afternoon, they just made a huge fruit salad for supper. You all know me and my anti-vegetarianism.....ugh!!! I passed on the fruit salad, saying I was still full. :-)

The 6 of us watched the Mummy 2, until Mot and I couldn't keep our eyes open any longer and went to bed.

No pics that day. Again, didn't want to seem too touristy. Me, caring what I look like, see what this trip was doing to me??!!??!!??!!