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Food Truck Heaven in Portland, Oregon

According to my husband, Portland, Oregon is renowned for its food trucks.  Since I promised to indulge his interest in delicious food as long as he indulged my interest in quirky museums, we ended up eating lunch one day at a food truck pod. That’s right, a group of Portland food trucks is called a [...]

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Chopping Fake Trees at The World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon

My husband and I spent three days in Portland, Oregon recently.  We tried to make the trip a combination of my favorite things (relaxation/quirky museums), and his favorite things (awesome food).  My quirky museum of choice was the World Forestry Center. Growing up in Maine, I was indirectly impacted by the forestry industry.  There were [...]

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My Candy Mecca: Bruce’s Candy Kitchen in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Last week I wrote about Cannon Beach, Oregon, a vacation spot that my family and I return to year after year.  (Technically, we return every other year, but who’s counting?)  I mentioned that one of the highlights of returning to the same place year after year is knowing all the cool places in town.  To [...]

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The Places We Return To

Do you or your family have a vacation spot that you return to, year after year?  Usually, I like to visit new places, but there is one special vacation spot that I keep returning to with my family, with my husband, and hopefully with our baby after it’s born. For me, that place is Cannon [...]


It’s Januray, and I Wish I Were at the Beach

Even though it’s been sunny in Atlanta, and even though the temperature has hit 60 and 70 degrees a few times, I’m still dreaming about the beach.  Actually, I should be more specific, since I was technically at a beach last weekend (stay tuned for posts about that).  What I’m dreaming about is a nice, [...]