I've been burning the midnight oil with two new collections, (more on them soon) so I still haven't finished my Quilt Market tales, and our post-market travel log. So here goes...
My last bit of praise for Portland is about the neon signs. What you say? Yes I say...In the days before market that Penny and I spent getting lost in and around Portland, we saw a lot of really great oh-so-retro neon signs. Like this one...
I poked my head inside this store, and I felt like I had time traveled back to a childhood trip that my family took to Jackson Hole. I just love places that make me nostalgic, and Portland seemed to be one of those towns.
Penny and I also saw at last a half a dozen 1960's looking neon signs for Chinese restaurants...
Here's a couple that I could take from the car window without causing a pile up! She really thought I had a screw loose, but I just couldn't resist these signs, I felt like I was on a movie set a lot of the time.
When is the last time you saw a sign for a Buffet style restaurant?
At the Golden Dragon, it looks like you can have a Mai Tai, some Chow Mein, and then go next door to see Exotic Dancers.
On Monday morning, Penny and I switched our ginormous SUV to a cute little PT cruiser, and headed for points north, or so we thought...?
We were making really good time, so we stopped for lunch an hour or so out of Seattle. Turns out when we got back on the highway, we were pointed in the wrong direction. In fairness to Penny, it was an overcast day...Hard to tell north from south when you can't see the sun. LOL ;)
We stayed at the Edgewater Hotel in Seattle that night. It's a cute place right on the water near Pike Street market...It felt more like an Adirondack fish camp than Seattle waterfront...but the room service brought us the the best Macaroni & Cheese I have EVER had, so it was all good! Here's a shot of our room's mascot with what was left in the bowl.
I'll be writing Food & Wine Magazine to see if they can get that recipe for us...Seriously!
Back in two shakes...H2