Monday, July 21, 2008

Portland in the Sky

Oh Portland, how I love thee. Let me count the ways.
I had a pretty good weekend. On Friday, I just chilled at home, picked up a bit and went to bed at 12:30. That is rare in my case. After getting up from a full 9 hours of sleep, I decided to make a bit of Bear Mush (Whole Food's Cream of Wheat) and start picking up my little apartment a bit. Sunday, my aunt and uncle were going to come visit to see where I live, so I wanted it to look nice, plus it just needed that.
After an hour work out at the gym and a shower, Isaiah came over after work, took a shower and we headed out to The Old Spaghetti Factory. Still a celebrating staple in my family. When I was younger, I'd always order the Spaghetti with Mushroom Sauce, a Shirley Temple and Vinegar and Oil as my dressing for my salad. Yup, I kept up the tradition with the Mushroom Sauce, but this time just drank water and of course, three slices of their sour dough bread! At the end of the meal, one always gets ice cream. I passed this time but to my surprise, Isaiah had some spumoni ice cream. My my. Here are a few pics.

Now, on to Sunday. Sunday, my aunt and uncle came to NW Portland to get a tour of NW, the Pearl, Downtown and the OHSU Tram. First we started off at Tea Te Chai for some te. My uncle and I got Rose Petal soy latte, mine was iced. My aunt got the Forest Park Latte (which consisted of dried blackberries, strawberries and raspberries) and pop went with the Kiwi Bubble tea. Then we proceeded on our walk. I told them about the houses and when they were built, the history of the area and we were even lucky enough to see one of the toy horses on the side of the street. Finally we were able to meet up with my mom and we hopped on the street car all the way to OHSU along the waterfront. The round trip is 4 dollars each. Not great, but not bad. It was pretty exciting to be that high, and I think I expected it to be a ride that went fast and twirled, but oh well =)

After that, we hopped back on the Portland street car and headed to Cupcake Jones for some cupcakes.
Mari got the mini Strawberry with Chocolate

Mom got the mini Strawberry Lemonade

And I got the What's up Doc, or Carrot Cake. Mom and I shared that cuz it was Jumbo.

After that, we went to Cool Moon for some ice cream cuz both my dad and uncle wanted some lime Shorbert. Then, we headed home. After ward, I just chilled out at home and got ready for my Monday morning, and now, here I am.


Kristin said...

Sounds Sooooo fun. It's always a blast showing people around your home. Do your tios speak English?

McJumpguez said...

Nope, except for the usual: "excuse me" "thank you" "please" "yes". My uncle knows and understands a lot more than my aunt.

Kelly said...

Mini Cupcakes!!! Now there's an art I don't have patience for. Also, it's so great your family is in Portland.

McJumpguez said...

They get better every time I eat them. When you come some time, we should go.