Spring Break – Episode One

Following my visit to Santa Barbara to visit Gep, I went to Beaverton to spend their Spring Break with Kat and her friend. I traveled up on Amtrak, venturing through the Willamette National Forest.

Kat picked me up at Union Station and we drove to her friend’s house, arriving just after he got home from work. We visited and rested for awhile, then headed out for dinner. Mexican, this time.

We had many meals, usually exploring different ethnic foods. Delicious, all! We had Chinese:

Caprese Panini at the Spaghetti Factory:

Thai, partially eaten:

Lunch deconstructed – Clam Chowder Bread Bowl with red ale at Pacific Oyster Co. in Bay City:

Halibut fish tacos with wine at Kyllo’s in Lincoln City:

And more. We had Vietnamese a couple of times, but I failed to take a picture either time. I was too interested in eating the food, I guess. And sometimes we ate at home – he is quite a good cook.

Now that I have whet your appetites, I’ll share some of our adventures. We went to a modern opera at the Newmark Theater:

We went to a hockey game:

We watched TV with the cats:

We walked through the Tualatin Hills Nature Park:

We spent a day at the beach in Lincoln City, stopping at the Tillamook Cheese Factory on our way.

There was the beach – the big reason for going to Lincoln City in the first place. But it will be another post. Maybe tomorrow. Because now, I think I’ve already gone on for too long.

But – stay tuned. . .



About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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19 Responses to Spring Break – Episode One

  1. Ally Bean says:

    Oh my, it looks like you had a great time. Nothing better than getting from it all to somewhere that you enjoy. Tualatin Hills Nature Park looks like my kind of place.

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  2. Carol — After all of the incredible food photographs, I now have drool all over my keyboard!

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  3. Textricator says:

    Santa Barbara and no Indian food? Tsk tsk!

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    • Carol says:

      Santa Barbara with my son was mostly American. This one in Beaverton, I don’t know why no Indian food. Obviously a grave omission.

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    • leendadll says:

      there’s a large Indian community kinda near me in Artesia, Calif. (I just learned it’s called “Little India”). Sadly, I’ve only been there once cause I don’t know enough to know where to shop or dine.

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      • Textricator says:

        I was under the impression that the entire of America is a little India ! Anyone I’ve known and their cousin seem to live there !

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        • leendadll says:

          lol… are they mainly on the east or west coast… or in the middle?

          I.m only thinking of the area that’s so concentrated that signs are in Indian and everyone wears Indian garmets. I.ve always wanted a sari, or the outit that looks like a drss/shirt with pajama pants, but have been told the prices in Little India are obscene… esp for a white wiman who doesn’t know any Indian language!


  4. This looks like a foodies vacation. What a variety of cuisines!

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  5. Oh and I guess you had a hotdog at the hockey game?

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  6. Robin says:

    What a wonderful trip! The food looks delicious. I think I’d like to explore that nature park. And the cheese factory.

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    • Carol says:

      The park was a lovely wild space set in the midst of extended city – all of those cities around Portland are like Los Angeles and environs – one huge extended, crowded cities. We saw a doe and her fawn there – I included a picture of the fawn, but it’s very difficult to see it. The cheese factory was interesting, but seems to be very automated now, and I was disappointed not to see more people in the views of the working areas. The cheeses are very good.


  7. leendadll says:

    I’ve never been to a hockey game. I regret not seeing the Long Beach Ice Dogs play only because it was described as one large singles event/party… inexpensive and lots of fun.

    Food, beer, TREES, cheese, cats and good company… what more could a person want?!?!

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  8. Kathy says:

    Nice vacation! Whenever you have a trip with your daughter, I am suddenly longing to be with my daughter, too.

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  9. Lisa says:

    I see you successfully ate your way through Spring Break! That first photo is wall art worthy! Looks like you had a fantabulous time. xoxo


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