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17 July 2011

Pacific Northwest Weekend

Come Friday night after just having a low key evening I decide it would be fun to do something different for Saturday but due to being on the job hunt and on a budget I need to be creative. So I set out to search the great World Wide Web: the findings were quite funny and entertaining. I found a site which turned out to be a very easy to navigate, useful site. From there the options multiplied and I just have to share what I stumbled upon for events happening just this weekend.

A: Portland Highland Games

B: Portland International Beerfest

C: West Linn Old Time Fair

D: Sherwood Robin Hood Festival. Knighting ceremony and sword fighting! Haha

E: Bastille Day Block Party the most interesting event of them all! Which included a wide variety of Live Music by local artist, a Mini-Medoc Marathon Fun Run, bicycle scavenger hunt, grape stomp, and a dance party. BY FAR THE FUNNIEST EVENT!!!

Through the researching I was intrigues by the “Medoc Marathon” and found out it is an actual marathon that started in 1985. The 26 2 mile race takes place in wine region of Bordeaux and stops at over 50 chateau in which there are wine tastings! Talk about getting dehydrated. Oh and each year it is a different theme to dress to. This year it is animals. And apparently there is quite the turn out and the event is very successful! Definitely sounds like an event of the year!

Anyways after all the searching we decided to not even do anything off the ever-growing unique list. We drove to Hood River, OR about 1 hour away depending on traffic that is. It was such a fun little town that we walked around for a few hours I’m learning to master the art of window shopping. We also went down along the river and walked the waterfront. It was perfect weather and the river was completely packed with people windsurfing and Kiteboarding. Kiteboarding is something I would so love to try sometime so I picked up a brochure and read about the lessons. Sounds do-able and I just might have to splurge one weekend and sign-up and go try it out!

Oh and on our way there we ran into a baby black bear, well didn’t literally run into it but you know we saw one and it was too cute! Tried to get a picture but it hid and we didn’t hang around to long cause where baby bear is mama bear isn’t too far away!!!

Here are a few pictures of the river and the windsurfers and kiteboarders.

Here is a pretty picture of the drive to Hood River.

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