Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Sunday, July 10, 2011

how to show a girlna good time

DH and I had a date today.  We started out with breakfast at a little place called Hash.  I had aeblskiver with maple butter.  The little bowl of watermelon was perfect, and the pot of tea was just as it should be.  We had a  seat in the window and enjoyed watching the passing scene - people walking their dogs, people walking their kids, people taking their Mercedes Benzez out for an  airing.


 Then we headed on down town to walk along the Esplanade (the city park downtown that covers both sides of the river.)  Here is DH at the monume t to the battleship Oregon, for you history buffs.
















The  grass in the park is pretty beat up right now after the three day long Blues Fest over the 4th of July.  But grass is persistent.  It rises again!  This is on the west side of the river where the city core is.  The esplanade runs about a mile along the river on both sides, with access to 4 bridges as you go.  We took the full loop.
 This is a view of the city core from the East side where the freeways and warehouses are. 

This is looking south toward the Hawthorne  Bridge.  It's a purdy city, ain't it?  We strolled and lollygagged along, took about an hour to make the loop, then spent another couple hours loitering through the Saturday Market(an artisan's market that runs ever Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through New Year's)  And finished off with a leisurely lunch at a restaurant with riverside tables.  I was a glorious, gracious, wonderful day.  Just in time too.  Tomorrow it's going to rain.

6 Comments:

  • At 6:16 PM , Blogger Alwen said...

    I thought about you Saturday when we went to what was listed as a "moving sale", but turned out to be better than some estate sales.

    A woman at the cash register was paying for two teacups and saucers that instantly put me in mind of your lovely table settings.

     
  • At 9:19 PM , Blogger Willow said...

    I heart that walk. Miss it.

     
  • At 6:12 AM , Blogger KnitTech said...

    What a lovely looking breakfast.

     
  • At 9:22 AM , Blogger Heide said...

    Your breakfast looks divine. What a gorgeous day to spend out with your delightful spousal unit. Glad you enjoyed yourself.

     
  • At 4:23 AM , Anonymous Benita said...

    It is a lovely city with the river running through it. And what a wonderful way to start your day. That melon looks awesome!

     
  • At 7:24 AM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    Wow-- you and DH have some of the best, loveliest, and most amazing days just doing simple things. What a purdy city!

     

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