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Extending our Stay in Portland, Oregon

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We flew away from a rarely sunny Northville. (Check out that hideous front door!)

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We love flying together. (No, she never naps).

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We love mountains.

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First, she didn’t want to leave the Sea-Tac Airport

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Then, she took a loooooong bath at the Cedarbrook Lodge, our new favorite hotel in the Seattle Area.

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We got to meet Jonah, who brought Ella an adorable bear! (She’ll have these for sale at the craft fair in PDX on May 2-3)

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Ella fell asleep on my lap while we tried to have dinner with Jonah. I could have stayed up all night long chatting with her!

Awoke to a lovely view from our room!

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We took the Coast Starlight from Seattle to Portland and it was so lovely. (No, she did not eat that banana.)

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Once we arrived, we had so much fun playing that we forgot to take pictures.”

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  • Kelly April 22, 2010, 6:34 pm

    This post is full of Win! & a picture that includes my brother quietly looking so… Billy!

    I’m glad you made more time to visit. I am also thrilled to hear things are going so well. You are an awesome person and mama and friend!

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  • karenlepage April 22, 2010, 7:35 pm

    YOU are awesome, and I wish we could have spent the whole evening drinking beers, I mean coffee, I mean herbal tea, and yapping about various and sundry. Another time maybe.

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  • Lupine April 23, 2010, 10:05 pm

    It was great to meet you and have you in the store on a few different occasions. Please come back again soon Karen!

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