From the airport, I got to take my first limo ride! However... as happy as you might think one would be about her first "high-class" ride in a limo, I was a bit beyond my happy time.... You see, we arrived in Portland about 11pm CST... a few hours past when I'm normally in my crib catching some big zzzzzs. But, considering I was "off" a couple of hours during the trip, I'd say that I did considerably well being a happy camper :o) The sweet people that were hosting us (Miss Melinda, Mr. Chuck, & Mr. Steve) were all so patient & pretended that I was no bother at all... ha!
We did some other super fun stuff, too.... we took the grand tour of the awesome manufacturing plant (the lull of the machinery kept me sleeping most of the time), we ate at some amazing restaurants (at which I proceeded to be a perfect angel at each - - hahaha - right!), we took a trip out to a vineyard for a wine tasting, we saw bazillions of roses at the rose gardens, and we made another short trip out to see a really big, beautiful waterfall (Multnomah Falls) and a fish hatchery with trout, salmon, & sturgeon.
OH.... and one of the mornings of our trip... mom, dad, & Popi got up very, very early to go fishing for sturgeons. Have you ever seen a sturgeon??... those suckers are UUUUUGLY & HUGE! Some of the ones I saw at the hatchery were about the size of a bath tub. Anyhoo.... together they caught several 2 to 3 footers, two 6 to 7 footers, and one that was almost 8 feet long. Although mom's camera battery went kaput, I can vouch for them, as I saw the photos on Miss Melinda's camera. Hopefully she'll send them over & I can add them here, so you all can see those big, ugly boogers!
What a fantastic trip we had... it was a gorgeous part of the country & our hosts were nothing but wonderful!
my first limo ride
scenery from the fishing trip (pre camera battery dying)
the rose garden (above)
the fish hatchery (above)