Jim, the kids, and I went to Portland for the weekend. We had so much fun! Remember those "How I Spent My Summer Vacation" assignments? This is my weekend, color photo version.
We took our very first trip to Powell's.
It's so large, one of these is helpful.
We met someone uber famous!
(I'm fully aware it isn't the real Jimi Hendrix who, sadly, is no longer with us, but at least I didn't pose with a cardboard cutout of a celeb. This time.)
Going to Voodoo Doughnut was also a highlight.
I was a bit horrified when my husband told me about the bacon maple bars at Voodoo Doughnut, but then I thought about how I love to dip bacon in maple syrup. My son and I each ordered a bacon maple bar.
I believe it was William Shakespeare who said, "The bacon maple bar is not to be judged; it is to be savored." (Okay, that's a lie. I just said it right now.)
Jim ordered a doughnut called the Voodoo Doll.
It has raspberry filling and a tiny pretzel stake.
My daughter ordered a doughnut with chocolate icing. I didn't take a picture because, you know, it was a doughnut with chocolate icing.
While we were away, I had extra time to read. I'm finally reading THE BOOK THIEF.
I have only fifty pages left, and I can't wait to read them! It's awesome, as many of you already know.
So how about you? Do you have any extra fun plans this summer? What are you reading? What would you choose: the bacon maple bar, the Voodoo Doll, or a chocolate doughnut?