I'm back! After an unintentional few weeks of no blogging...I'm finally back. We have been really busy around here and I will have a future post or two to show what we have been up to. Before I get to that, this is my last post on our Oregon trip!
Our first stop on our last day was at the Byways Cafe for breakfast. This was a restaurant featured on the TV show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. Here is the clip from the show.
|This was THE BEST breakfast scramble. It was SO DELICIOUS.|
|Michael had to get the corned beef hash that was featured on the show.|
|And we shared a blue corn pancake that was also featured on the show. It was really good too.|
|Kellan was really loving this orange wedge and then suddenly got very mad at it. We're not sure what happened.|
|The Byways Cafe is located in the Pearl District...it was one of the nicest neighborhoods.|
|Next we explored the Oregon Historical Society in the Cultural District along with other science, art, and history museums.|
|Old church in the Cultural District|
|We had lunch at Blueplate, another restaurant featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.|
This is a clip from when Blueplate was featured on the show.
|When we were there the daily special was meatloaf. I got the sandwich...|
|and Michael got the meal.|
|They are also an old fashioned soda shop so we of course had to try one of their many flavors, the Hawaiian sunset, with pineapple, coconut, and strawberry. It was phenomenal. Seriously, I could have downed 10 of these...and still wanted more!|
|We also tried the Tooted Fruit...it was OK but no where near as awesome as the first one we tried.|
|This was our bill :) No sales tax is just so nice...|
|Next I insisted that we find Moonstruck Chocolates, a famous chocolatier in Portland. Apparently Oprah LOVES them :)|
|Kellan peeking into the chocolate case.|
|Political chocolates :) Michael had to get an elephant.|
|This is how many of each type of chocolate had been sold. I was pretty impressed with how close they were considering Portland is an extremely liberal city. Michael was disgusted.|
|Our Moonstruck purchases...they were all delicious...especially my peanut butter filled ghost :)|
|Michael and I both got the crab stuffed salmon...it was sooo good|
|We of course had to get dessert...I'm pretty sure this was the biggest dessert on the menu. It was a chocolate bag, filled with white chocolate, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.|
|On our way back to the hotel, Kellan was serenaded by a street performer. He got his own personal show.|
|He wasn't sure what to think so he just stared...at least he didn't cry...|
That FINALLY wraps up our trip! We definitely saw a lot and covered a lot of ground in our time on the West coast. Oregon is an awesome state and I highly recommend it for vacations. Kellan was such a great little traveler and we can't wait to take him on our next adventure...whatever it may be!
He did an amazing job on both of our flights coming home. He slept in his car seat, looked at books, and basically entertained himself. We got really lucky with flying Southwest because if the flight is not full, babies get their own seat for free. Kellan was able to have his own seat with his car seat in every single one of our flights! Both flights out there and both flights on our return trip home...at no extra charge. Not to mention all of the bags that we had also flew free...we LOVE Southwest!