Thursday, September 22, 2016

What do you do . . .?

 
What do you do when you come back home after a week-long vacation?  We just returned from Portland, Oregon.  So . . .

In my world I:
  • Unpack right away (For me this is a must.  I am obsessive compulsive that way).
  • Wash all the dirty clothes (another obsessive act)
  • Download all vacation photos(More than 500 photos,  Yes, this is a typical number when I visit new places.  My philosophy is, ‘What if I never get back this way again’.) 
Without further adieu I would like to introduce you to a great city.  When you visit here are just a few things you should do:

           *walk around the city (you can't enjoy it if you drive)
           *try a food cart for lunch – my 2 favorites right now are the
             Jook Joint (Asian    Fusion – try the coconut corn fritters,
             so great) and Squeeze Berries (the best fresh juice smoothies).
             They are located beside each other on 10th Ave.
           *Find a great coffee shop; experiment they are everywhere. 
           *Hike through Washington Park and end at the Rose Gardens
             *Visit a winery or one or two or three
           *Have dinner at the many microbreweries' or restaurants

             in the city.
             A Killer Burger perhaps?
           *Visit  Mt. Hood (it’s amazing)


I could go on, but I will move on to the day after (returning home).
Question: Doesn’t everyone pickle jalapeños after returning from vacation?










The day after is usually filled with taking care of the things that have been left undone for a week. 
  • Sorting through a pile of mail
  • Watering plants
  • Sprucing up the garden
  • Picking veggies (banana peppers, jalapeños)
  • Last on the list - what to do with 3 1-gallons zip-lock bags of jalapeños.  Of course, make pickled jalapeños (nine jars to be exact).








So, Welcome home.  Everything is washed, picked, pickled, and put away. Now I can relax.

Would love to hear from friends out there.    How do you get back in the swing of things after being on vacation?


Thanks for Reading and Happy Autumn,