Thursday, September 13, 2012

Portland Day 1

Judy and I arrived in Portland Wed. at 10:00 AM PST.  Boy, were we tired.  We got up at 12:30 AM to drive to Macon to catch the Shuttle to Atlanta airport. The flight check-in went from smooth to bumpy when we got to the security screening station about 5:00 AM. After waiting in line for over a half hour we got to the first screening station and were asked for our boarding pass.  The attendant didn't give us one. All we had was our e-ticket. So back to the counter we went. Judy did not take it as calmly as I did. The problem was resolved in about five min. Then it was back to the security screening. It went smoothly and we boarded the plane at 5:50 and were in the air by 6:15.

Portland Airport terminal

We had an hour layover in Denver and arrived on time in Portland on time. Jason was there to meet us. Judy and I were tired. Jason had taken that into his itinerary for us and did not plan much. He gave us a short downtown driving tour and took us to a nice sidewalk cafe for breakfast. Judy and I took us a long nap once we got to his apartment. The only other plan was to go out to dinner. After an excellent meal we went back to his apartment for the evening. Judy and I went to bed early and he went out with one of his friends.

Jason had us on the road by 10:00 AM. We continued driving around and taking in the sights.  We went to Tabor Mountain. It was more like a hill.  I was surprised  to find out it is an extinct volcano. After that we went to Portland's Rose Garden. It was extremely beautiful.  After a quick lunch we found ourselves at the Portland Fall RV Show. We went in a lot of really nice RVs.

Portland Street Art

Portland RV Show

For our evening/night entertainment Jason took us to  movie at a retro movie theatre. Tonight's feature was " Midnight Kingdom". We all enjoyed it.  We called it a night after the movie.  Jason is going to take us to the coast tomorrow. I am going to try to get some pictures.

That is all for now.
Next Blog: Sat.


  1. Flying sure isn't what is used to be, is it? Enjoy your stay.

  2. Hope the coast was as nice for you on Friday as it was on Thursday. Really beautiful weather right now.

    1. We had a great time. Jason took us to Cannon Beach. We were unable to get pics of the rocks due to fog. Then we drove up to Astoria.

  3. All that area (ORE & WA) I did on a vacation with my parents when I was in high school. I still remember the rose garden. We can't wait to spend time in both of those states.