Friday, August 31, 2012

Sunset Sailing

On Wednesday, my husband and I had a date night for the first time in four months.  With an infant and a toddler to find sitters for, getting away for a few hours isn't always easy.  My husband planned the evening and it was a complete surprise to me; he took me out to dinner and then on a sunset sailboat river cruise into downtown Portland.  It was a beautiful night on the Willamette River.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Grooved Pavement

They've been doing a lot of roadwork on the main drag near our house, and while I'm sure it will be great when it's finished, it's been frustrating on an occasion or two trying to get back to our house after 7 p.m. when they start their work...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Canvas Sky

This was the sky while I was on my walk last night at Pacific Community Park.  The park has a large fenced area with a half-mile walking loop around it for people to let their dogs run free, a brand new playground, a skate park, and a covered picnic area, as well as a large walking loop around a huge grassy area that isn't fenced.  We take our dog here regularly since we don't have a yard for her to run in, and we all love it; my daughter gets to play on the playground, I get to walk at least a mile, the dog gets social interactions, attention from strangers, and all the space she could want to run in, and we all get some fresh air.