Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Stepping, Sipping & Savoring

I could go on 500 walks an hour and it would never be enough. In fact, walking & eating is one of my very favorite ways to explore a new city. Walk around, take a million photos, stop to eat & drink, repeat. repeat. repeat. repeat. Not only are you immersing yourself in the unfamiliar but you are savoring it with every inch of your dang fine senses. And all the walking helps to cancel out all the eating. Not that I care too much about eating at a time like that. I'm on vacation in this scenario for goodness sake!
(^ Beauty on Mississippi Ave. 4/25/15)

Of course, I wasn't in a new city last weekend but I was on a street I don't go to toooooo much. It's across the river, tucked-in stealthily behind a big commercial hospital but it holds a very Portland, very independent vibe of its own if you are lucky enough to stumble upon it.

Jay and I scooped Chandler up early Saturday afternoon and took our time meandering the shops and food carts that we passed. I messed around with my camera, Jay read menus posted on the outside of restaurants (Respectively, two of our favorite things to do) and I, of course, enjoyed the simplicity with some of my favorite beings.

At the end of our trek, we parked our derrieres at Ecliptic Brewery. He got an IPA. I felt like a traitor to breweries and ordered rosé. I just wasn't feeling the beer, What can I say? Sorry brew Gods. Next time. Next time.

It was, for all intents and purposes, an utterly delightful way to spend a Saturday afternoon and soak in the one free day we working folk get that isn't marred by having to go to bed early or wake up early (can you hear me silently weeping?).

It certainly wasn't a new city and we didn't have that coveted "drunk with joy" vacation mindset. But I find that if you walk slow enough and take the time to make a street your muse- it can feel like a brand new treat in an otherwise familiar space.

**I'm not sure why some of these photos turned neon once in this post. Whhhhy?**

17 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Guess you never know what you'll find on a new street. A good spot to plank you derrieres too lol the pup looks happy with his treat

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Yes!!! So great to do this in your own town. I walk around every day at lunch in my city and try to look at it like I've never been before.

Strolling and eating is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

walking and eating are my favourite things to do on vacation :) i used to love walking around my city back home, but where i live now.. ehhh.
i could totally go a rosé right now ;)

Gracey Williams said...

Sounds like a lovely Saturday! Walking around the city is always a fun time, even though I've lived here for so long. Love your sunglasses!

Breakfast at Gracey's

Elle Sees said...

i love when that happens! i've lived in atl for 5 years and still find so many places to explore. y'all look adorable. and chandler too.

Shay from Great, Now What said...

I love your photos! What editing software do you use?

Jax said...

Walks are a great way to spend the afternoon. Love the pictures. You three look so happy!!! I am pretty sure I just bought that skirt somewhere...hmmm!! Lol

Lauren Farrow said...

So true. We must soak in the best day of the week -- Saturday -- because it is "the one free day we working folk get that isn't marred by having to go to bed early or wake up early."

You all look very happy on your Saturday walk! Savoring each moment!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Pat the treats were necessary so he would chill out with 500 other puppies around that he couldn't play with! :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@SMD - I surely agree!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Kristen- yay for rose season!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Gracey- thank you!! :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Elle thanks, Elle! Chandler is quite cute to me too :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Shay- thanks, Shay! Depends on how much time to edit I have but I use Lightroom as well as online-based sites.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Jax- had did you? It's actually a dress but I covered the top. Kinda looks like the one you're wearing in your profile pic!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

@Lauren so sadly true!

Karrine Beasley said...

YOU LOOK AMAZING! I adore that outfit!! Love your hair! Everything in this photo is on point!!!!! Gorgeousssssss :)