So here goes...
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It was the first weekend in April (I know, I'm like 2 months behind). And a group of us piled into two cars, complete with latte's, good music, and smartphones (read: Instagram). What an adventure!
I count myself really lucky just to have conversations with these amazing, smart, creative, gorgeous ladies.
|[Quasi-candid pic of our pit-stop on the way down.]|
The first,(and most important) stop being: Powell's City of Books, naturally :)
|[Street musician just outside of Powell's]|
|[Myself, Kayla, and Ashley... second weekend excursion in a row for the "Crawley Sisters"]|
|[Becca & Cami]|
|[Regina's personal pizza... just kidding. a bunch of us split that.]|
|[I really, really love these ladies :) ]|
|[I really liked this shot too!]|
|[Ace Hotel Mezzanine - love the poem on the wall and I have an obsession with small, letter sized drawers]|
|[photographs of photography - it happened a lot this trip]|
|[A scrumptious dinner at Clyde Common, also part of Ace Hotel]|
|[How stunning is she?! C'est tres chic!]|
|[These gals are just such fun!]|
|[My pictures don't do it justice - Mother's Bistro]|
|[Thanks to our barista for that amazing window shot!]|
|[lurve these ladies]|
|[a smidgen of mischief]|
|[another street musician in the Pearl District]|
|[Victorian Authors make just about the bestest of friends!]|
|[a weekend to not soon be forgotten]|
And a final dinner at Portland City Grille. Another "high"-ly recommended spot in Portland (forgive the pun!). It's a fabulous restaurant some 30 stories up overlooking the city and the river. Great food & they had a live pianist playing pop hits - Thriftshop on the piano had people all over the restaurant singing along and smiling.
It made for a wonderful last hurrah before 3 of us headed home (the other 3 had an extra day to spend in Portland - lucky ducks).
It was quick, but it was precious. Dreaming & scheming & laughing & eating with these 5 was a hilight of my Spring. I suspect some very good things shall come of it.
Including more road trips.
Till next time.