Blog: May 2009

Portland to Spokane

Posted on May 31, 2009 by Holly Hayes
Day 1 Saturday, May 9, 2009 Portland, OR - Spokane, WA 358 miles (6.5 hours) The first day of our road trip involved a lot of driving but it was really enjoyable, with lovely weather, light traffic, and several interesting things to see. Since we left fairly late in the morning, the first item of business after an hour or so of driving was lunch...

The Next Trip: Portland to St. Paul

Posted on May 8, 2009 by Holly Hayes
Interactive version of the map here Tomorrow morning we head off on our next trip: road-trippin' it to St. Paul, Minnesota, to visit my family. The markers are rough estimates of where we might stop for the night along the way. We'll start on the northern route, which is the fastest and generally most boring. The total distance on that route is 1,753 miles, or about 25 hours of driving...

Oregon Coast and Wedding Church Revisited

Posted on May 8, 2009 by Holly Hayes
We drove down to Lincoln City yesterday and the weather was beautiful. Along the way, we made a quick stop at the Old Scotch Church, where we got hitched way back in 2004. It looked a lot prettier in the sunshine than on that rainy day almost five years ago! The Old Scotch Church is one of the oldest churches in Oregon, built in 1878 by 12 settlers from Aberdeenshire, Scotland...

Cultural Learnings in San Francisco, Part II

Posted on May 2, 2009 by Holly Hayes
So to pick up where I left off on the last big post, on Friday we continued our celebration of diversity by exploring Chinatown, Japantown, and the Fillmore District. It was a fine morning, so David headed out early to take pictures from the Golden Gate Bridge and Coit Tower. He had a great time. Later we met up in Chinatown, which was absolutely fantastic...