Sunday, September 18, 2011

My Oregon Trip: Number THREE (day 2-3)

After our lovely reunion, Aaron had everything planned for the next day!  I LOVED THIS!

We drove up to Seattle and stayed at a BEAUTIFUL hotel with a view of the ocean.  This room was amazing and I purposely looked away when Aaron paid the bill (I don't even want to know what he paid - ignorance is bliss right?).  We dropped off our bags and played around in Seattle until dinner. 

We had dinner at an adorable place called Poppy.  Aaron researched the location we were staying and the restaurants in the area so we were able to walk to the restaurant from our hotel and not have to worry about the Washington drivers :-)  I can't even describe what Poppy was like - the menu creations were... interesting... BUT DELICIOUS!  I was so impressed with Aarons initiative to make this day a wonderful day for my visit - it was short but definitely sweet.


Dessert Menu?

We stayed in our wonderful room then booked it out of Seattle the next day.  Short and sweet :-)

On our way back to Portland, we took a mini-detour and went to the TILLAMOOK CHEESE FACTORY!!  I lovelovelove cheese so I was so excited!!  Apparently - at the Tillamook cheese factory there is epic ice cream so we started off our cheese tour with some yummy ice cream:

Then ended the cheese tour with FREE CHEESE SAMPLES!

Leaving the cheese factory I was a little ready to get back to Portland, but Aaron suggested visiting the coast since the cheese factory is a good 5 minute drive to the coast.  We decided to go to Cannon Beach (boyfriend saw a post card in the cheese factory for this beach and decided this is where we were going to go).

The beach was AMAZING!  I have never seen boyfriend so happy where there weren't any mountains!  There were, of course, two rock-type-of-formations that he was ENTHRALLED by.  Naturally, we had to visit the rock formations.



The view while eating dinner

Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Oregon Trip: Number THREE (day 1)

I'm slowly learning to like Oregon.  My very first trip to Oregon I spent one day a few hours in the city, then got so scared that I hid in the hotel room for the rest of the weekend (keep in mind that I was alone).  In the few short hours I spent in the city I had:
  • Witnessed a drug deal
  • Been followed by a mentally unstable man who pointed at me and said, "I want THAT one."
  • A bum follow me to my car

I hated it.

So my next trip to Oregon was to move my boyfriend to his new home.  Again - I hated it.  His apartment hallways smelled like incense (sp??), the actual apartment smelled like fish, and the weather was muggy.  Fail.

So this was my most recent trip - we had a BLAST!  I loved it!  My boyfriend pulled out all of the stops and made sure I had a wonderful time.  We started with a little hike to the top of Multnomah Falls.  It was beautiful!!

After the falls we went to the FISH HATCHERY!  I love love love fish!  

And on our way back we stopped on the side of the road to view the beautiful Oregon sunsets.

We decided to go on a movie-date because that is something we both definitely took for granted.  I love love movie dates - I'd rather watch a movie at night than party at a club any day.  So we went to dinner (see my Yelp Review of Broadway Grill and Brewery) then caught a movie down the street.  I was in HOG HEAVEN spending so much time with my honey :-)