I only had one day in DC to get some rest before heading back out west to Portland.
I had a 6:05 am flight Thursday morning (after only four hours sleep) that got me in by 12:30 pm Portland time. My rental car experience took longer than I'd like (two hours) and after I finally got my car I got to my hotel in the Nob Hill neighborhood by 4 pm. I quickly showered and changed to get something to eat at Nob Hill Bar & Grill. Afterwards I decided to go back to the hotel to lay down and before I knew it it was 11 pm. I crashed.
The next day (Friday) I got brunch at Tasty & Son before heading to the Oregon Convention Center to pick up my packet. I got there at exactly noon to get my packet early so I had time to take the 1 1/2 hour drive to Cannon Beach. It was a great drive where I stopped at two viewpoints for some photos before getting to Cannon Beach. It was a beautiful beach providing a great view of the Oregon coastline.
I spent the evening with my good friend Jenne at Departure roof top before heading out bar hopping around Portland downtown. It was a great night ending with my return to my hotel at 4 am (as I type this entry).
More pics to come tomorrow!
|Ready for Portland|
|Exploring Nob Hill|
|A beer and lunch at Nob Hill Bar & Grill|
|All set for Sunday|
|En route to Cannon Beach|
|Arrival at Cannon Beach|
|Friday night at Departure Lounge with my good friend Jenne|