Hurrah! We had a wonderful time on our week in Oregon last month, fell in love with hiking the Gorge and gorged on Umpqua "Espresso Madness" ice cream, joined both OMSI and the zoo, and felt absolutely at home in Portland. (Side note: being up close and personal with the rescued exotic animals at the Skamania County Fair is an experience not to be missed.)
I may be aging but I want to be on a dragon-boat team!
Back to reality: I'll have final job interviews in Portland in 2 weeks, go up again over Columbus Day weekend to find us a house to rent, and then move up there by Halloween so that our 9yo won't have missed too much of the school year. (FIngers crossed.)
It's a bit scary, especially leaving Napa's ideal weather for Portland's gray skies, but we feel it's the right place for us to put down our roots.
THANKS for everything so far, and I'll be writing with questions...