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Portland Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving was the first I’ve celebrated away from family in Chicago.

Usually, the day consists of eating breakfast in pajamas while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade at Anna’s parent’s house. 418 more words

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Voodoo. Who do? You do!

When I snuck to Portland with Anna & Mark for their Thanksgiving trip, it was a given that we’d stop over at Voodoo Doughnuts. None of us had tried their doughnuts before. 491 more words

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Photo 101, #20: Triumph

The 20th and final Photo 101 theme was “Triumph”, and making 20 posts in one month has been a small triumph over blog posting jitters. Through repetition It’s become routine now and I’m much more comfortable putting something up on both the PC and the iPad. 199 more words

Photo 101, #18: Edge

Edge, edge, what am I to do with today’s theme “Edge”?

Grudgingly I was about to leave home in search of “edge” when suddenly inspiration struck. 121 more words

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Barn Raising & Cellar Gazing

What am I grateful for on the eve of Thanksgiving, 2014? For my family, friends, and that I’ve been able to pursue my passion for beer and brewing in so many ways. 550 more words

August 21 - 22 2014: Portland, Oregon

The Grand Pacific Northwest roadtrip had come to a bittersweet end. We were back where we started.

We were lucky to have found a decent last minute… 154 more words

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August 20 2014: McMinnville, Oregon

We had big plans to visit the Olympic Penninsula and Lake Quinault. However, after sitting in traffic for three hours on the I-5, there was no way we were going to be driving for the additional time it would have taken to get to Washington’s western coasts. 283 more words

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