Portland Tomato Battle!
Jul17

Portland Tomato Battle!

La Tomatina is the week long food fight festival in Bunol, Spain. Every year on the last Wednesday of August, the small town of Bunol, with a meager population of 9,000, graciously welcomes 20-40k people into their town for the largest tomato fight ever!  Catapulting tomatoes create chaos and pandemonium for exactly one hour.  At that point the water cannons sound indicating a cease in the food flinging.  Sounds like a rip-roaring,...

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Sea Dogs Love The Blues
Jun30

Sea Dogs Love The Blues

The English had John Hawkins, Sir Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh. Portland has Finger and 10 or so, lesser well-known, Partial Pirates. Blimey! Portland has “Partial Pirates?” Ok, as I read the article it didn’t really have the same allure and romanticism that Johnny Depp brings to mind but I am a girl who is fascinated by pirates, so I’m intrigued. Finger may have the tendencies to be a carouser, he is a...

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A Night At The Heathman Hotel a la Fifty Shades of Grey
Jun21

A Night At The Heathman Hotel a la Fifty Shades of Grey

50 Shades of Grey, the hottest thing out in mommy-world since the magic eraser hit the shelves at Target! Even my mother texted me to ask if  I had heard about these books. I reluctantly asked if she knew what they were about and when she replied with an enthusiastic Yes!, I ended the conversation.  Then she asked if she could borrow my books!  Yes I have them, and yes I read them- all three. I read the first book in Cabo. I kept...

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Freaky But True

The Peculiarium     The name gives you an idea of what to expect, but really – a visit is a must- to fully comprehend the strangely peculiar wares that are housed in this museum.    It is said the famed, yet unknown Portland adventurer, Conrad Talmadge spent a life time traveling the globe in search of the inexplicable and the freaky. The peculiarium is the product of his strange obsession.      As you enter...

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