Hum along with me..."Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start."
"Captain's Log"--Monday May 12th 2008
I had decided that this market we'd do something different with the booth display, and that meant a lot more shopping in the Portland area in the days before Spring Quilt Market opened on Friday May 16th.
Penny and I synchronized our schedule to arrive within a few minutes of each other at the Portland airport. We rented a jumbo-sized SUV and headed straight to IKEA, which was spitting distance from the rental car parking lot.
With list in hand, Penny and I went in the returns exit (the only way to shop at IKEA and leave with your brain cells fully intact!) and sped through our list of must-have-items. We then drove to the hotel near the Lloyd center. It was time for a late lunch...Heck we'd been on the ground for almost an hour. We hopped the free in-town-light-rail in search of Mother's Bistro, which was recommended to us by none other than the little Happy Zombie herself, Monica Solorio-Snow...Drats, closed on Monday!
We made it on Tuesday morning instead...
They serve Stumptown coffee at Mother's...one of the best latte's I've ever had.
Here's Penny, multi-tasking with her Blackberry as we wait for breakfast.
The pancakes and the cornflake-crusted-french-toast were uber-delish...(my mouth is watering as I type). Sorry, but we gobbled our food up before remembering to take pictures.
Lots more to show and tell, back in two shakes...H2