Saturday, September 14, 2019

Magical Oregon Trip September 2019 - Day 5 and Souvenirs

Oh Portland, city of my heart, in the state of my heart. Only in you will a random telephone pole on a random city corner have stunning roses twined around its base.

Magical Oregon Trip September 2019 - Day 4

Ahh, the last full day of our Oregon trip dawned, and it was bittersweet. Our breakfast was the second round of delicious Blue Star donuts we picked up the day before, along with fresh pears from Ruby's garden.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Magical Oregon Trip September 2019 - Day 3

The city is magic, but Oregon nature? It truly overwhelms me, in the very best of ways.

Magical Oregon Trip September 2019 - Day 2

It was our first full day in Portland, the second day of our trip. And what a gorgeous view to walk out to that morning!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Magical Oregon Trip September 2019 - Day 1


A year ago this month, I returned to Oregon for the first time in thirteen years, both so that I could go on a spiritual retreat after a year and a half of hell in my personal life, and also so that I could discover whether my love of Oregon from my teens and early twenties was still alive. I discovered quite quickly it was.

This year's journey only further solidified to me that not only do I love Oregon, but it is, as in all true healthy relationships, a love that is fully reciprocated. As Shveta and I planned our trip, the number of beautiful synchronicities, the details that slid smoothly into place, were inarguable.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Magical Oregon Trip September 2018 - Day 4

Good morning! It was time for my last day in Portland. My inability to sleep in continued this day, but it meant that I was able to enjoy a cup of tea in the kitchen with my hosts, and accept their son's request to have me walk with him (and mom) to school.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Magical Oregon Trip September 2018 - Day 3

Day three of my trip started out with packing up all my belongings back into my suitcases. I was moving to new digs: my friend Bryonie's lovely guest suite in her house. I dropped my stuff off at her house, and was so agape looking around her lovely home, we were almost late returning the rental car to the airport!