Hat tip: BikePortland.org.
Christmas time means a trip to Pioneer Place to visit “Santa Claus.”1Little did we know that the real Santa had moved to Pioneer Courthouse Square, to be replaced by a fraud who didn’t ask the kid’s names, hurried through Christmas wants, and didn’t talk to parents other than to say, “Quick, snap the picture. There are other people in line.” Bad form, Pioneer Place. *<:-( (Today is Festivus, so the airing of grievances is traditional and appropriate.) Then we walked to Pioneer Courthouse Square to see Portland’s tree and take more pictures. I experimented with zoomy, blurry, and zoomy blurry pictures.
Velomobiles are amazing, sleek vehicles to see up close. My bike feels so clunky in comparison.
As I was already in downtown Portland, I played tourist and took some photos before heading back to work.
The video I took:
Video from the Oregonian:
There are a lot more photos in BikePortland.org Flickr photostream.
As is our tradition, we visited Portland today to tell Santa what we want for Christmas. ‘Course, he already knew!
The Logan family has been blessed this Christmas season. I trust yours has been, as well.
Looking at the overhead photo, it shouldn’t have been very hard. Ha! Actually, looking at the picture (below, the Google Map above currently shows a prior year’s maze) a little more closely, I can see it’s been edited to make the maze impossible — hiding the solution. Double ha!
Regardless, we had a lot of fun and ultimately did find the solution. Amazing!
For Fathers’ Day, we toured Portland’s International Rose Test Gardens, Jamison Square, and Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
Grandpa and Grandpa came along for the fun. Good times!
Sometimes when I travel, I keep my camera close at hand. Here’s a couple of shots (though dirty, fogged up Q400 windows).
I took the picture of Crater Lake yesterday on my flight down to Sacramento and the picture of Portland on the way back.
We took a walk around a small part of Portland this afternoon.