What to do with mama’s day off?  WALK OF COURSE…

The day started off kind of grey – as is the usual here in Portland – but then it got SUNNY.  And I was wearing my raincoat.  How may I convince you mama that the raincoat should come off?

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Almost worked.  She still wasn’t convinced that it wouldn’t start raining again as soon as she removed it.  At least I got a promise that as soon as we got to the Hollywood district, if it was still sunny, that I could take it off.  O-k…

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First things first.  Chores.  Not my favorite thing.  Especially as I usually have to wait outside:

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Just me, waiting for mama, and hypnotizing everyone else going in or out of Comcast.  Just another day for me…

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But then, just as I’d felt a yearning to breathe free…

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Yes folks, it’s the Statue of Liberty.  The MALE Statue of Liberty.  Advertising a tax preparing service.  On a major street.  In the middle of a Monday.  IN PORTLAND. I need a drink..

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And a nice frosty cup full at Panera will do nicely.

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Ah, refreshing.

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Not so interested in your sandwich today mama.  I have another idea…

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Now, hear me out.  We’ve already walked for almost 2 hours and we’re at least that far away from home.  So… since we never get over to the east side these days, I was thinking that a trip to the PARK might be in order.

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I’ll be GOOD

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Woo-hoo!  Off to Laurelhurst Park.  Everything is so GREEN here…

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And SMELLS so GOOD

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I’ve missed my old stomping grounds, Laurelhurst Park is really lovely and I remember us all walking here a lot.

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Funny trees, off-leash area (that I am NEVER allowed to go into… blame it on my lack of recall skills), variety of both sticks and cones.

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Since we were already heading southward, why not visit Hawthorne Blvd, and all of its assorted revelries?

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Not much happening here for a Monday afternoon.

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So lets look at some of the local statuary, shall we?

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Yes, they build things a little differently here in Portland…

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Alas, it is not night time and the Potato Champion is closed.  No fries this time…

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So you say you like to grill… and want to be the coolest grillmaster on your block.  THEN YOU NEED ONE OF THESE:

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We considered a stop at the Lucky Lab for a tasty beverage, but as it was starting to rain a bit harder (and I didn’t want mama to put my raincoat back on) we soldiered on.

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Was it a long day?  Yes.  About 4.5 hours of walking.  Was it great to spend my day with mama?  You betcha.

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Love,

Bogart

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3 thoughts on “East Side, West Side, All Around the Town”

  1. WOW!!! Wot a day, wot a walkie, Bogie! I bet you both are snoozing away right now, dreaming of today’s adventures, and you gracefully allowing your mama to share YOUR bed … he heeeeee … You looked so happy on those photos, me just loves to see your happy face, Bogsie!!!

    Luv and lotsa AireSmooches,
    Bel

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