Today we drove through places that looked like they could be in a movie or a book or an episode of Dateline. I have a lot of thoughts about this place that I want to fully formulate because I want to do this place justice. I have a LOT of thoughts.
We went to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry today. The kids loved it and honestly they could’ve stayed there all day.
I think we’re going back into the city tomorrow and I can’t wait to finally get a feel on the “magic and weirdness” that Portland has to offer.
I wish I had more to say right now. I DO but it’s not necessarily my thoughts yet? Basically there are a lot of white people and a lot of churches and I need to see more of Oregon to make a final call on this but… sunrise at 7:51 am. Sunset at 4:45 or something? That is seriously messing with my sleep cycle.
I’m tired. I have thoughts that I’ll put together eventually but I made a point of blogging everyday and I have FULFILLED this thus far, as bad as it has been. Oregon people, reading this, don’t get on me yet, I admit I have biases being from both Colorado and Los Angeles, and I haven’t seen Portland yet officially. However, I still have yet to see a person of color. I have seen 27 churches and several guns. That’s a bad combo, statistically.
Every place we’ve been has had a play area for kids, and while cool theoretically, I have thoughts on that as well. Because, of course I do.
Tomorrow we’ll talk. Possibly. Depends on how riled up I feel. Oregon folk, please don’t take this as a challenge. I’m from Colorado, it’s real hard to impress me on outdoors and for 2, I’m from L.A., show me weird. I have some biases. I admit them. Please don’t take this as Anti- Portland. I haven’t been there yet. I’m from Colorado. My children LOVE Oregon. I’m trying really hard to not be from Colorado or Los Angeles. I’m trying to feel the draw.
Guide me. Show me the way. I love you.