Friday, May 22, 2009

Krissy's Visit

Sorry I've been a little absent from this blog lately, it's been a crazy few weeks. Krissy came to Portland last weekend and we had a lot of fun, so I thought I'd share about our visit. I am making up for my absence with A LOT of pictures. :) She came on Thursday, and we had a relaxing afternoon. We went to lunch, visited my school, mapped out our weekend plans, and went to the mall with the ice skating rink. (See here for a pic of the rink.) Friday we went to lunch at Chicago's Brewpub:

... and then went to Washington Park, which is one of the prettiest places I've ever been. Truly. At the park, we visited the Rose Garden:

The Holocaust Memorial:
And walked a trail through the Arboretum:

Then we went on to Powell's Books (sorry, no pic this time) and then went to the Mission Theater & Brewpub:

...where we had a brew, snacks, and watched Coraline. After that, we went to Urban Fondue, (where I went with Adriana on her visit) and had some delicious fondue:

Saturday morning, we went to Saturday Market downtown:

We walked around, saw the sights and had some lunch. Then we continued on to Oregon Museum of Science and Industry:
...where we had fun with science...
...watched a movie about oceans at the IMax...
...and watched a light show at the Planeterium set to music by U2. :) Also, we had licorice sodas!
Saturday night we met up with Krissy's friend Rachel, and went out on the town:

and after a long day, I drank Red Bull to stay awake (can you tell?)
Sunday was my favorite day, because I did not know the gloriousness that I was in for. We took a little road trip down the I-84...
...stopped a few times to take in the scenery...

...and then hiked a beautiful trail... Multnomah Falls! GORGEOUS!

Seriously, a piece of heaven. We had a nice lunch up there, and then headed home and rested a bit before heading to:

...for dinner. It's on the 30th floor of a bank building downtown, and this is the view:
While we ate we watched the sun set and the city lights come up. It was pretty fabulous. Monday morning I took Krissy to the airport, after a pretty amazing weekend. We obviously took quite a few pictures, and this is only a sampling. There are more on my facebook page, if you're interested. Anyone else want to visit? :)

P.S. My friend Rochelle is getting married in September, and I posted some of her amazing engagement photos on my other blog.


Mom Ryan said...

Those are really cute photos. I had seen some on Facebook, also. I did check out Rochelle's photos on your other blog, and they are beautiful! I'm glad you had such a fun visit!! We are off to the Randalls today ~ seems odd to not have you coming along...but I'll tell Tommy you send him lots of love for his 5th b-day!!

Linda Z said...

Love the scenery photos!! I need to make it up Oregon way again one of these days!

Rob, Kelly, Bennett, and Elodie said...

Wow, gorgeous pictures! And the scenery was nice too (ha ha). I SO wish I could come and visit.

By the way, I kept wanting to answer your question on the previous post...I think I am a little brain-dead from lack of sleep, I could not formulate a response. It was a thought-provoking question, though. You should write again about the class discussion that followed; I would be interested to hear other people's responses.