Monday, March 31, 2014

MSU Game

Mom and Dad came up to help garden and watch the game. Although the game was sad, we had a great day. We walked downtown, went to two bars and a thrift store haha

Weather was almost in the 70s!

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Portland - Brewery Bike Touring

The weather was perfect on Saturday, we even got too hot biking around

First Stop, the HUB
We had a loose route planned, but talked with the locals and ended up trying a few breweries we never heard of instead. This one was tucked away in a industrial park SE portland
Steph loved this one, all there beer was barrel aged, lots of sours
the rental bikes were great city cruisers

This place reminded us of Upslope in Boulder

blonde girl is like, "OMG"

stopped at the bridge to take a few pictures

I tried to watch the MSU UM game at Rogue. They said NO, major league soccer was playing

this made me cry, they had a beer "garage sale". Lots of nice bottles were selling for $2-3 each, normally $10-15

Portland - Foodies

We said our goodbye to the Curls Saturday morning and took the MAX into Portland. We decided to get the same hotel (Paramount) as last time, it was really nice, great location in the middle of the city. First Stop - food trucks
I got chicken yakisoba noodles, they were awesome
Steph went with Indian
After brewery biking (another post), we had our anniversary dinner at Imperial. It was just what we were looking for!
oysters to start

Not a lot of pics, my flash was too bright :(
 We ended up getting another app - prawns and fried radish. Pork Blood Pasta and pork secreto. Everything was amazing.

Steph got a scoop of ice cream for desert, I got the Vieux Carre
 Sunday morning we biked to Olympic Provisions for brunch per the Curl's recommendations. It started raining hard but we toughed it and kept going.

pickled veggies to start, including celery

I had prime rib eggs benedict, top 5 breakfast, ever.
 I bought smoked chorizo to bring back to Colorado. Yesterday we went to Cured in Boulder to get a good cheese to go with it(and share with friends during the NCAA action) , Steph noticed they carry 5 different types of Olympic Provision's meat (at a much higher price!), small world
We ditched our bikes because of the rain and walked around Portland Sunday before our flight. There were lots of people out from the St. Patrick's 5k. Had to stop at Voodoo

Around the (Curl) House

Sedric wanted to help the girls get ready for the Daddy Daughter Dance

I remember that makeup!

James got a wand at the toy store

We were like wow, he really loves pickles. A minute later he came up to me with swollen cheeks, he couldn't chew the skins but kept eating pickles anyways. I graciously let him spit them into my hand haha

Going into Hillsboro on Friday, we went to the toy and candy store

Regulars at the toy store

They love Uncle Joe

Unless I'm tickling them!

Steph made a fort! (I think she liked it more than the kids haha)
helping out with Pi Day

I dont think they were sleeping...

pirate dog?

Marcus took me into town for a beer run. We drank a few during the Big Ten tournament then took the rest home

Friday night dinner at the Cruise In Diner. I spotted a School of Mines license plate, random!

lots of puzzles, the kids are good

morning coffee with Sedric