Dinner: Excessive richness done simply. Bacon Wrapped Scallops with classic Hollandaise sauce. Drinking Chimay Blue Grande Reserve with the dish. They usually have the Red or White at the LCBO, so grab the Blue if you can find it. It’s the best one.
Since everyone’s just eating for chuseok we didn’t wanna be left out haha so that’s all we did today, safe travels home you two always good catching up!!! ~ eat eat and eat some more haha Happy Chuseok everyone! #ChuseokWeekend #EatEatEat #PepperoniPizza
John and I decided to take a quick trip down the Oregon coast and to Portland for our honeymoon. We didn’t have a lot of time off work OR a lot of money (thank you, university), but it was relaxing and simple and perfect.
Neither of us are avid photographers, and since we have so many friends who frequently photojournal our lives, we often forget about taking pictures. We did manage to get a few good shots with John’s iPhone, so I thought I’d share my favourites.
I got sick on the first day in Oregon. Fever, flu, yuck. I don’t know if it was a bug, or the unreasonable quantity of cheese, bread, and wine we had the night before, but it wasn’t much fun. Here I am lying on the floor of our B&B – the epitomy of quaint. I was bummed because I couldn’t eat my breakfast. John decided to join me on the floor and we napped into the afternoon on a beautifully sunny coastal day.
Things were looking up that night, though. After our Oceans 11 and 12 marathon I managed to put myself together enough to go out for dinner at a microbrewery in Pacific City.
Bummer #2: I didn’t have the stomach for beer.
The next day all was well and we headed to a beach by Cape Meares.
John looked very cute with his chinos and polaroid camera.
I wished we had days and days to explore here. Alas, Portland was calling.
The most bikeable city in the US proved to be just that. We cruised around to many of Portland’s “must see” spots.
Voodoo Doughnuts: We didn’t actually go in, since John doesn’t like doughnuts and I won’t eat them alone. The line up and wait for a couple maple bacon treats didn’t seem worth it.
Powell Books: We spent a lot more time and money in here than we had planned. But it was worth it!
Meanwhile, John amused himself taking pictures of funny signs. I’ve decided to include only 1:
We also did a LOT of eating. One of our favourite activities. We enjoyed bagels and lox at Kenny and Zuke’s Deli:
An AMAZING 6 course meal from Naomi Pomery at Beast:
And, of course, the scads of food trucks. I could’ve eaten all day!
Also, we were lucky to be in the city on the first Thursday of the month, when the galleries in the Pearl district open their doors for the evening for the monthy “Art Walk”. I don’t get this one at all, but I like it:
Finally, we drove home through central Washington, where for hundreds of miles, we found nothing to eat but fresh fruit. Our poor stomachs…
And that’s it, that’s all! We had many adventures and mishaps inbetween, but none of them were caputed on the iPhone.
Wifehood, as terrifying as it seems, is off to a good start.