I've come to the decision that at this point in my life, I would sooner die than move out to the 'burbs. While that may (or may not) be in my future down the road when my hands are full of diaper bags and strollers, in the here and now- it's the worst existence I could imagine. I much prefer living in the hustle and bustle of downtown life.
Last Saturday, The Boy and I woke-up, reconciled an argument we were having, quickly moved on and headed off to the downtown waterfront for one of our workouts. As quickly as I ended our daily sweat by completely wiping out in the grass (no joke, my chin made first contact to the ground. MY.CHIN.), we were back home, showered and leaving on foot to explore Portland (yet again).
|(That bag... oh that bag. Another Post to come on that one... )|
|(Yeah... don't get it twisted- I pretty much hate the Bicyclists.)|
|(Picked up a new book at Powell's Books... now meandering the North Park Blocks which is where "The Real World-Portland" is currently filming. We saw the entire cast and crew out on Saturday. Always hilarious.)|
|(Blame this incredibly warm Autumn we're having for the discrepancy between our two outfits)|
(Reading all about our beloved University of Oregon at Niketown. Oregon is Nike's home base after all!)
|(The Hippier the hair... the better the music. This man's playing was BEAUTIFUL.)|
|(People-watching, Noshing, Enjoying at Saturday Market. Also avoiding the topless drummers in all their glory. Yup- people can legally do that here. Oy!)|
For someone who loves long walks, taking pictures, browsing stores and getting out of the house on a nice day- it just doesn't get much better than this. Especially for long-term sufferers of hometown cabin fever like myself, exploring on foot with no agenda is an easy way to add back some mystery to your surroundings.
Don't worry Portland, we're not breaking up - yet.