Road trip: Hello Portland!

And 3200 miles later:

I have 100s of photos to edit and sort and clean up and write about, so it will be a little while before the story gets filled in. We had a safe and wonderful journey to our new home state.


bartley said...

Wow. That's just about as far from Florida as you can get without leaving the country! Good for you!

I find a 3,000 mile buffer is very helpful.

And besides, Portland's a great place to be!

Anonymous said...

Aw, come on! Florida's not THAT bad...

Oh, wait

Coffee Messiah said...

Stumptown Coffee we hear is pretty good. When we go to Seattle, we go to Vivace on Broadway.

Glad to see you made it!

Cheers to ya both!

Slayde said...

Yay!!! I'm glad to read that you guys had a successful road trip and I can't wait to hear more about it.

Anonymous said...

Coffee Messiah is right. Stumptown is great. The attitude is remarkable. Sort of shocking, but they know their drinks, for sure.

We'll have to make a visit. After we do some affirmations that we are good enough to pay $8500000 for a cup of hot caffeine.

Hee Hee! You're here! And coffee messiah, when you come up for a visit, we'll go to Stumptown and we'll hit up Voodoo Donut before so we get a nice sugar buzz happening.

Cathy said...

Bartley: yes, a good buffer.

Anonymous: oh, wait is exactly right.

CM: We'll give Stumptown another try -- our first try didn't sell us on it.

Slayde: you will hear plenty, believe me, especially when you're here.

Melissa: mmmmmm, voodoo donut??? yes.

Allison said...

Yay! Can't wait to see pics and come visit

Coffee Messiah said...

1st, we've only heard about Stumptown and have never tried. When we dropped into Portland to visit a friend, we ended up at Peets.

But Vivace has an "attitude" problem, yet, both 2 week visits only gave us positive interactions. Maybe it's all in how you walk and talk. We're pretty laid back and know what we want.....without the "tude!" ; )

And yes, when we get back, let's meet, the Voodoo Donuts sound like fun if anything! ; )

Anonymous said...

I really think Stumptown is amazing. They identify the farmers who grew each bean and the take care with every single drink. I'm a tea person, and they make an amazing pot of tea. That care and pride in their product is something chain businesses can't provide. I hope they will be an example to all food businesses.

But the 'tude. Ugh. Though once they recognize you, it gets better.