Thursday, July 2, 2015

Seattle to Portland

Our puppy Yogi is going to spend two weeks in-home training with Mark Dunlap from Leader of the Pack Dog Training. Mike Poor recommended Mark.

Early on June 30, we put our pre-packed bags and headed South on I5. Traffic was not bad though there was an auto accident that resulted in a car fire and that slowed things down and of course once you hit Vancouver WA, you have to set your patience bit to true. We were staying at the Hotel Monaco, which is dog friendly. It was Yogi's first hotel and he was very excited. They even had his name on a welcoming sign.

The have a wine and local beer meet and greet and we got down early because my brother's family was coming down to meet with us. Wednesday, Kathy and I went to the Chinese Garden, but it was so hot we cut it short. I saw they are having a fund raiser concert with Storm Large at the end of the month and I would love to hear her, but I do not want to sit in the heat. Then our families had a lovely dinner in the hotel's restaurant and chatted. We turned in about 10:00 and met again this morning for a leisurely breakfast and more catching up. Then we hugged and they were headed home and Kathy and I wanted to see the Portland art museum. The hotel was kind enough to store our luggage, right under a security camera; THANK YOU. We walked to the museum, toured, and then had a lovely late lunch at South Park Seafood. I had the Trout and Kathy had the Steelhead, both were excellent.

Then we checked into an airport hotel since we have a really early flight tomorrow.

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