1. that, people, is the ira c. keller memorial fountain. or part of it. google (images) it (please do it) and see that i only captured of a little corner of the ira c. keller memorial fountain world. it is huge. amazing. beautiful. and totally manmade. and i’m totally okay with it.
i wish you could hear the sound of the rushing water. immediately soothing. the combination of the sound and the spray mellowed my mood better than any amount of marijuana would, i’m convinced, although i do not know from experience.
i stumbled upon this peaceful spot as i made my way to the waterfront bike trail on the willamette river, which is apparently part of a 40-mile loop trail system. the governor tom mccall waterfront park section, specifically. see.
2. i had an early flight on saturday morning. unless you don’t think 8:05 am flights are early. (i awoke with a sore throat. i include that detail just so you’ll feel sorry for me.)
i arrived at the airport early enough to enjoy a jamba juice while i waited in the security.
once through security, i set off to find something for breakfast. i was about to get on a place and be there for in the neighborhood of 6 hours, so a small juice only jamba juice wasn’t going to cut it.
i walked back and forth in the terminal, surveying my options, and finally settled on good dog/bad dog.
i had the no. 1 oregon smokey. “our most popular! seasoned with hickory smoke, garlic, molasses, cayenne pepper. spicy!” it was tasty. not too much bit. so much flavor. one of my best hot dog experiences ever. (like that’s difficult.) especially with the addition of yellow mustard and relish. and a bite of sauerkraut here and there.
i want to go back. too bad that’s not likely to happen anytime soon.
ps. i bought 2 baby loaves of tillamook cheese at pdx prior to my departure. i’m so pleased with myself. thank you very much.
and then i went home. jiggity jig.
pps. i have successfully completed multiple posts about my trip to pdx without going on about the incredible number of potheads i encountered. (until now. oops.)