Thursday, January 19, 2017

P-Land 2 SLC in 4min

I appeared from the airport terminal supporting a box of our local Enstrom Candies and I departed leaving a full 6'er of Lagunitas IPA.

Thanx Portland!! I will be back.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hope The Airline Gods Are On My Side Today

Last few hours here in Portland and the meteorologist is claiming that freezing rain is on its way. This worries me but I am going to remain positive.

Plus, I can't be too pity on me because Portland is in bad shape right now. The snow from 7 days ago is still here. The packed streets have turned into approximately 2 inches of solid ice because nothing is plowed or shoveled. All of the gutters along the curbs are buried in ice.

Rip City is now forecasted to receive rain for the next 5 days from the full on Pineapple Express. This means that there will be nowhere for the water to flow. Local newscaster are "predicting" that they will see flood like devastation from back in 1996. Back then they saw snow, frozen temps, & heavy rains followed. The old 90's footage has been pretty rad.

AGAIN, Hope to be leaving today!!

Truth Be Told: I miss the Boy Dog like crazy. All this walking around town has been fun but wish the Boy Dog was with me. He loves snow as much as I & I can't wait to spoon with him tonight!


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Day #5 Portland.... Still Frozen

Pendleton on Ice

Low Brow Lounge & The Moon

The Alibi & Karaoke

Noticed That Its Big Waters B-Day

What A Place 
Bring On Some Football. With No Jordy Nelson, Cowgirls Win. Coach Reed has a stellar after Bye week record but the Steelers will win this one on the road. We Shall See


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Day #2 Portland's Frozen Time Capsule

 No Cars!! Most Righteous Walkabout Ever!! I can't even begin to tell you how many Michael Jackson One Gloves were laying in the snow during our 5 hours of "walking" around the city street.

 Passed On Deschutes Brewery and Entered the amazing Rouge Brewery. The bartender didn't even say hello, just gave us a free sample of the Yellow Snow IPA, comes back to ask us what we would like to sample next. AWESOME!!

After those samples, I stayed local, Dead Guy Ale on tap. Stopped in the famous VooDoo Doughnut shop and NO line out the door that day. And how do they get away with not paying out royalties to The Simpsons?

Lets soak up this shot with nobody around. I'm telling ya, this city shut down. Wish I had a drone because these arial perspectives would out of this world. The bridges are well lit up, snow covered trees are reflecting so much of the light pollution, & nothing is plowed or shoveled. The footage could possible be a medal recipient.

Heading out now, staying in a new location the next two nights, & seeking the best possible outcome.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What An Adventure So Far...

A beautifully well hopped Sundial IPA. As expected!

 Looks Just Like Back Home. Un-Key-D and Big Water picked me up and we headed towards the coolest "bar" ever. The place is more of a hotel/entertainment building. McMenamins Kenndey School  ( click this link and then Gallery ) has it all. Movie theater, cigar bar, multiple water holes, community center, pool, seating area, and it continues to go on and on. Brilliant!! And right out of the gate, COOLNESS

So the snow is just starting to stick at 8PM

 Yesterday was a travel day. Its been awhile that I have been able to relax and observe mankind. Like, 9 hours worth in the Salt Lake City airport. My day started off early but A - OK. Our Delta Canadair Regional Jet-200 pushed from the gate one minute early.

Then, we sat... we sat some more.. we sat... For nearly an hour. Passengers started losing their marbles. Me, I put in my head phones and checked out.

The only down side of this, my connecting flight was a no go. I was conveniently rebooked on an A-320 scheduled at 3:11pm ( didn't go airborne until 4:57pm ) to Portland Oregon. Our pilot was fantastic as he mentioned we would cruise at 31,000ft, turbulence over Idaho, and a very bumpy approach into Portland. And that is exactly how it played out.

 Portland Oregon received a record amount of snow and has completely shut the town down. The three of us take turns running to the door and peaking out with childish excitement. The city is still, the noise is none, and the massive flakes are falling straight down as if we were in a Bugs Bunny Cartoon. "Should Have Made A Left Turn In Albuquerque"

Big Water has some a pair of telemarks so we are about to trek out to check out the purity from Mother Nature. Remember, Portland receives their far share of rain but never 14 inches of snow. This knowledge is being provided by Big and D who haves lived here for 16 years. We have the whole city to ourselves and that is an exaggerated statement.

Today Is 100% Totally Awesome!! I Am Right Were I Should Be, Right Here Were I Would Like To Be, & I Have A Free Day To Play.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Digging The Snow

Figuratively And Literally Digging The White Stuff!!

Thinking About This

Living In This

Remembering Sadie Girl
Made my list yesterday, adding to it today, & packing tomorrow ..... Gr8 Northwest ... Here I Come .... Lets All Be Awesome ..... Cheers

Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Years Eve Gaming & The Final Sunset of 2016

Scored on the Black Eddy IPA out of Buena Vista Colorado. I gave this a shot for two reasons. The can reads Limited Release and they were only $8.99 for a 6er AND they are full PINTS.

Yet another reason to visit Buena Vista. This brew was chewy and poured like a stout. Definitely smelled better than it tasted. The roasted malt flavor balanced the citrus aspect. I would have preferred a more "hop" flavor but I can't complain about the price.

Anyway, the night was filled with Yahtzee, Jenga, terrible New York coverage, I muted the TV and aired KAFM, packed up 4 "budget" sushi rolls, toasted a little champagne at midnight, & then took the Boy Dog out for a night on the town. Thats right, 23F and towards town we walked.

Unlike X-Mas night, nobody on the roads then, New Years was crazy busy. The Boy was pretty damn stoked with all the attention on Main St. The sloppy sandwich gals were happy to rub on him & tell me how he is the most handsome dog around. Classic! And He SOOOOOO Ate It Up.

Last Note Here...... My Garmin 500 & I are now Strava knuckleheads. So I will be learning my way around that and hopefully sharing some info.

Stoked with 2016 & already stoked about my plans for 2017!!
Keep On Keeping On