Monday, October 22, 2018

An Autumn Escape

Every autumn brings a flurry of activity, so it's wonderful to get away whenever possible. A change of scenery, even for just a few days, is great for the soul. This year my husband and I made a weekend escape to Portland, OR. We stayed in a historic downtown hotel that surprised us with champagne and chocolates after asking if we were celebrating anything special. I’m not one to keep my birthdays a secret!  
Having taken our bikes, we spent two days exploring the Willamette River trails and adjacent neighborhoods. Portland is a city of bridges, and we crossed many of them, pedaling from one side of the Willamette to the other.
We ate Peruvian delights and tasted local brews and ciders. A tram ride offered a colorful autumn view of Portland with Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier in the distance (and a break from cycling!)
And, of course, we visited Powell’s City of Books. Such an amazing bookstore. I could take a sleeping bag and move in. I’d sleep in a different section every night, maybe a few nights in my favorites. What a thrill to find Running Secrets on their shelves!
What’s your favorite autumn escape?