Cycling into Portland for Mother’s Day

I know that Mother’s Day was days ago, but my memories are forever as I was blessed abundantly to be with 8 of our 9 kids.  As they mature and spread their wings, they are venturing farther and farther from the nest (or do we just keep moving the darn nest on them?!!).  Having them gather in one spot again is a real treat.  Missing one (Layne) leaves a hole, but soon we’ll be embracing her and missing Rauchelle (and her family).

Anyways, Sunday morning brought sunshine and an invite to hop on one of Chelle’s new bicycles and head into the city with her and Marin, to cross the Columbia and casually browse through the Saturday Market (that holds over to Sundays too now, though they haven’t changed the name to reflect that) with Voodoo Donuts as the final destination.  She wanted me to get the Portland experience, of sharing the promenade with weekend pedestrians and other cyclists weaving in and out of city gawkers, and to stand for 3/4 of an hour for fresh sugar-overload donuts.  (Chelle has pics of me on the bike but she’s a busy working momma who has an aversion to computers so I’m likely not to see the bike pictures for months… if not years.)

Water fountain

Water fountain

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Saturday Market:  Wooden cabinets with bend nails for hinges, hammer heads for pulls, totally cool and beautiful woodwork.

Saturday Market: Wooden cabinets with bend nails for hinges, hammer heads for pulls, totally cool and beautiful woodwork.

Line up outside of Voodoo Donuts.  About a 40 min wait.

Line up outside of Voodoo Donuts. About a 40 min wait.

 

Voodoo Doughnut

Voodoo Doughnut

Good Things Come in Pink Boxes

Good Things Come in Pink Boxes

Waiting in line.

Waiting in line.

Called "Old Dirty Bastard"

Called “Old Dirty Bastard”

Water park getting drenched.

Water park getting drenched.

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7 thoughts on “Cycling into Portland for Mother’s Day

    • She LOVED playing in that water, it was a delight to watch her. Funny how she was so confident to get those socks/shoes/pants off and run right towards the fountains, and then she abruptly stopped…to check out what all the other kids were doing. So cute.

  1. Rauchelle, from day one seeing that incredibly beautiful little girl, I can’t help but say, I feel sorry for you & hubby 12 years from now. Our 3rd child, we finely got our little girl who is 43 now. I remember thinking during her teenage years I wish she wasn’t so gorgeous til about 22. Yes, that quick picture of her kicking the water is priceless. Enjoy!

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