Monday, December 9, 2013

Portland - Portland International Airport (iphone)

Flying over Northern California
The view from the plane showed a patchwork blanket of white covering the Pacific Northwest all the way down to Sacramento.

Jeff ate everything in Portland.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Portland - Multnomah Falls at the Columbia River Gorge

At the bottom of Multnomah falls, everything is coated thickly in ice. Tree branches look like icy fingers reaching out along the path up the mountain. They made me think of ice mittens. The bridges and guardrails are frozen and slick. One small slip left Jeff flat on his back. His fall was silent and for a moment unnoticed. I looked behind me and was confused to longer be able to see him. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Portland, Oregon - Tualatin Hills Nature Park

We accidently timed our arrival with the turning of the seasons. Our first few days in Portland were cool. Now It's cold. The streets are glazed with a thin layer of frost. The air is full of the humid, lingering cold that seeps into clothes and inspires under-sweaters.