I’ve been so lazy lately, haven’t accomplished anything with my condo. I haven’t put up any photo’s, decorated (in any way), taken any bins down to my locker, nothing. I just kinda stare at the mess that is my den right now. I’m not sure why I’m in this state of…….um…….non-activity, but I am. Actually, maybe I’m just still burnt out from all the purging, packing, purging, packing and more purging I went through to move……I’m not sure. But, I am sure that I need to get out of this funk.
I came back recently from a trip to Portland, Oregon. It’s probably one of my favourite cities in the U.S. And, the tax-free shopping helps too. I’ve been to Portland many times, but usually either went with someone or visiting someone who would take me around. This time I was on my own, so I decided to do a walking tour, I wanted to do something different and I read some great reviews about these walking tours. I went on an Epicurean walking tour, so basically I walked around downtown and the Pearl district and sampled food along the way. It was a terrific tour and definitely worth the money spent. I learned a lot more about the city then I already knew so that was good.
I didn’t do as much shopping as I had anticipated that I would, but since I’m not a big shopper to begin with, I wasn’t surprised. I did get to see the Rose Garden, which was so pretty. Everything was in bloom and I took a few photo’s (as you see above) and smelled a few roses. I had not anticipated going up there, but glad to have gone because Portland is the “City of Roses” so how can I visit without even stepping foot into the Rose Garden?
It was good to get away it renewed my itch to travel. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of vacation days leftover for the year (thanks to my move) so I need to spread them out. I really enjoyed my time in Portland, so much so that I want to go back again! Anyways, I’ll see how things go….I don’t like to plan too far ahead, I’d rather just be spontaneous.