Sunday, June 27, 2021

The Oregonian Adventure - Part One

I have had many great adventures during the last ten years or so.  I have seen many beautiful places and met many wonderful people through fly fishing.  This trip took me to see my son, Dan, who lives in Oregon now.  He sure did spoil me!  A doughnut run was in order.  Voodoo is definitely one shop that I had to visit while I was there.  Nothing ordinary about it, that's for sure.   Besides touring the city of Portland and surrounding areas, we got some fishing in too and I got to see some close friends.  A perfect vacation!  

Great dinners out... Tableside guacamole???  YES, PLEASE!!!  This guy did a fantastic job mixing this up!

Besides the amazing food every day, there were some places to play "tourist".
The Portland Intl Rose Test Garden... WOW!!!  Let's put up my favorites in one pic.

Portland is known as the "City of Roses" because the weather is ideal for growing them.  There are 10,000 roses in this garden.  Is that a few more than yours???

The scenery around Multnomah Falls

 Then, there is Tillamook Cheese Factory and the Portland Coast...

What else can we get in on this trip?

Let's meet up with my friends, Alice and John!  They are only two hours away and we wanted to get in a bit of fishing and go crabbing!!!   =)  I met Alice online in a fly fishing group many years ago.  We have kept up our friendship by going on a few adventures through the years.  I have always wanted to visit her neck of the woods in Oregon.  I finally got to do that.

My bestie, Alice.

Showing my son, Dan, the ropes. 
Teaching him to cast.  He was a fast learner, thank goodness!!! 
I wasn't sure if any of my children would ever want to fly fish with me.  
Now, I have both of my sons trying it out.  That makes my heart happy.

Crabbing is not an easy task.  But, Dan put his muscles into it and got it done.

I did my part in holding one for a selfie.

After a patio boil at 8 pm...  We have dinner!  Along with steak and chicken, oh my.
What a great day out with some great people.
We must get some sleep now.  Tomorrow is the long awaited trip to the
Metolius River...  I have waited like 4 or 5 years to experience it.

To be continued...

Sorry... =) But, it is a story unto itself.



  1. Wow Emily looks like a place I could love. Great food. Can't wait to see the second part. That waterfall is spectacular.

    1. A beautiful place to visit. I recommend it highly! We hiked halfway to the top of the waterfall and said, that's good enough! Haha

  2. Hi Emily. Hand is slowly healing. I didn't say anything about my arm. Black & blue from elbow to shoulder. Just have to wait for that to go away. Doesn't hurt though. I love roses. Only problem, is I can't grown them (for some reason) in a pot and every time I plant them in the ground, I move. Too old to move again. Got to admit, the donuts are interesting.

    1. Glad you are on the mend! I have never seen so many varieties in one place. It was amazing! Keep out of trouble now! :)

  3. Emily
    Where do I begin to comment on a post like this? Eats first, can't beat carbs and that dish I assume is a grokomoly type dish is off the charts when it comes to first-class eats. Cathey would have been blown away with the rose garden. Calorie watching is out when one is on vacation and enjoying time with family and friends---looking forward to the next part of this adventure----Thanks for sharing

    1. It was one of my favorite adventures of the year so far. My son spoiled me bad, but he enjoyed doing it. Haha. The chef who came out to make the guacamole was so fun to watch. It was hands down the best that I have had. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. My daughter lives in Portland and we went up over the Memorial Day weekend. I'm familiar with the garden and your other spots.

    1. Hi there! Yes, it is a fun place to visit for sure. Glad I went up before this horrible heat wave they are having right now though... Lol.