The trip started out badly. Boarded the plane. Mechanical issues. Delay. Missed connecting flight. Delay. Lightning in Oklahoma City. Planes grounded. Delay. No free WiFi at Dallas Fort Worth. That’s just annoying. Delay. Change gates. Change terminal. Waiting for a flight crew.
My granddaughter and I were scheduled to arrive in Portland to visit my youngest daughter. The flight was to arrive at 2 PM. We finally arrived at 3:45 AM the next morning. Almost 14 hours late. But it was my birthday and after we were finally in the air for a few minutes, my granddaughter sang Happy Birthday to me!
The rest of the trip was wonderful. The weather was pleasant, only one hot sticky day and no rain. The company was delightful and we did lots of fun things. Ate lots of amazing foods (including vegan) which is quite a stretch for this Midwest Farm Grandma. We stayed at a really cheap motel…… $50 a night! It was an older motel, very plain, but clean and the bed was great! Best of all it was just a few blocks from my daughter’s apartment.
Oregon is a beautiful state. We spent most of our time in Portland, but made a trip to the beach on Sunday (brrrrr… windy and cold) and to the Columbia River Gorge and Multnomah Falls which is absolutely gorgeous. We enjoyed many of the neighborhoods and unique shopping boutiques. So much vintage furniture and vintage clothing. This Grandma had so much fun finding stuff from the 50′s and beyond.
Best part of the trip was time spent with my daughter and her partner, and with my granddaughter. Great memories.