Sunday, June 16, 2013

Portlandia

A few weeks ago I made a weekend trip out to Portland, where I caught a case of terrariumania. Nothing like a dose of the lush Pacific Northwest to appreciate living on the West Coast. Seriously! Just a short two hour flight away from this...


...is this:


My gal pals...

Goonies! This is the beach in Astoria where they shot that final scene when the Goonies and the Fratellis escape the pirate cove to be reunited with their parents and the cops.


Starfish!


...and introducing the best Frenchie in the world, aka Mr. Tobias Funke.




There was a 30-minute hike to get between parking and the beach, and we found some wild sorrel along the way...


Just to give some perspective...them trees is HUGE!


Foraging for wild sorrel...

 ...which was later used for a delicious home-cooked dinner:


Goodbye, Portlandia! Until the next...