Last week, Gep, Kat and I drove to Portland so we could attend this year’s Craft Beer Fest – something that is becoming an annual tradition for us. We stopped in a little town at about the halfway mark for lunch at a little barbecue place with outside tables. Across the parking lot from our table was a building with a bright yellow wall facing us – that wall drew Gep’s eye and seemed a perfect place to take a photo of Kat in her brightly-colored clothing. This seemed to me a perfect opportunity to capture the photographer capturing his model
We arrived early evening, checked in at our motel, parked the car and unloaded our suitcases, then headed to the nearest MAX station to take the train downtown. An easy ride, with lots of fun people-watching. As we got to town, evening light was enhancing the glassy exteriors of some of the city buildings, giving a peachy glow to this one.
We decided we wanted to have dinner at a pub – after all, we were here for a beer fest, weren’t we? We wandered until we found one that looked like a good place to go and was rated highly – Kell’s Pub.
We sat and talked, enjoyed our beverages and the atmosphere, and when the skies had darkened and night had fallen, meandered back to the MAX station to head for home. At the station, I noted that someone had left a snack – I guess in case the wait was long and the stomach was empty. Ours were not, and there was no cream cheese – a bagel is, after all, only meant as a vehicle for cream cheese!
We arrived at our temporary home, watched a little TV and slept soundly until morning.