and some last few photos from the trip…
My perfect Portland solo lunch at The Original, which saved me from trudging around in the rain with all my luggage as I waited for the Greyhound bus to take me down to Corvallis. This was the perfect respite. Coffee, a nice salad, a biscuit, some soup (which was good but too salty), and a book. And people-watching. I was very happy for an hour or so here.
Speaking of biscuits, Matt and I went to Pine State Biscuits for breakfast before our ski day. Matt’s been telling me about this place for awhile.
He’s been raving about this breakfast sandwich called The Reggie.
Biscuit, fried chicken, cheese, bacon, and gravy (Matt’s, shown here, also had an egg). Uhhh, wow. That was quite a meal (it was delicious). However, since we at at around 7:30 AM and didn’t eat again until around 4:30, and skiied hard all day, this was actually a pretty perfect breakfast. Kept us full and fueled up for a fun day. But I won’t be eating something like this again for a looooong time.
I painted a crab pot float for my dad for Christmas and wanted to use these as a model (the photos, not the actual crabs). I forgot to take a picture of the completed float, but let’s just say I forgot to use the crabs as a model. Oh well.
My dad, in the kitchen of the house I grew up in, making the Worlds Best Fish. I usually dislike fish (although I ate it ALL THE TIME growing up… which does not mean I actually liked it then, either). Dad is an avid fisherman and always has great steelhead in the freezer, and since it’s the only opportunity for me to have fish that I actually like, I always request it.