Portlandia….bacon doughnuts and the “Spruce Goose”

July 25th, 2011 Portland, Oregon Once again I found myself at the dingy Seattle Greyhound bus terminal for an early morning departure, this time to spend four days in and around the city of Portland, Oregon. Thankfully the bus left on time for the 4 hour trip (including stops). Breakfast consisted of a $0.99 breakfast burrito at a truck stop in Centralia, Washington…..not…

The Red, White and Blue

JULY 4th, 2011 Independence Day A day to celebrate US independence from the British in 1776. July 4th was the day the Declaration of Independence was approved, but legally the separation of the US colonies actually happened on July 2nd! The day is a public holiday and traditionally is celebrated with BBQ’s and fireworks. All these…