The Lion and Rose was a delightful reminder of the wealthy early settlers of Portland, but obviously it was not built with sound insulation in mind-talk about paper thin walls. The delightful owners have it on the market-but I enjoyed my stay there despite the early morning sounds of my neighbours.-and plumbing sounds at 2.30 … Continue reading Cute Wooden Houses of Oregon.
Another Girl's Road Trip from San Francisco to Portland via Weed....After 2 hours in the San Francisco traffic- my daughter and I and the dog, were finally out of the Bay Area and on our way to Redding (Whiskey Town). It was dark and gloomy by about 4.00 pm so were thrilled to arrive at … Continue reading BACK in the U.S.S.A…
A girls' weekend by the sea..Oreo (the dog) Phoebe and I spent the weekend in Sant Cruz and Carmel by the Sea battling the intense Californian traffic. I was startled to learn the California has the entire population of Australia!- no wonder we were stuck in traffic jams, in the middle of the summer school … Continue reading SANTA ‘CRUZING’ at CARMEL by the SEA.
The Cannabis Emporium underneath the apartment in The Mission/ Castro..goes by the fancy name of APOTHECARIUM. Now that it is totally legal, I went in for a peek-it was like a packed waiting room for the dentist.. Everyone looked a bit uncomfortable and a tad guilty-sadly I declined their offer of a free consultation. Then … Continue reading CALIFORNIA DREAMING.