11 July 2009

Six Pic Saturday: Mississippi Street Fair

How do you know you've arrived at a Portland street festival?

Mass bike parking.

Also, the requisite hula hoop dancer:

In case you were in doubt, this van is green:

And this one is orange:

A Radio Flyer shrine-to-go:

And for all those hot hoopers and pavement pounders, a little icicle tricycle to whet your palate:

07 July 2009

When the sun shines

When the sun shines in Portland, Maine, you get out and take advantage of it! I stopped by this pocket deli just down the street from my hotel to pick up a sandwich for an impromptu picnic.

And then I took it to this stunning location at Fort Williams State Park in Cape Elizabeth:

Cars, Commerce, and a Quick Commercial Flight

My fourth of July began with a lunch date in Longview, Washington, with friends from my graduating class at Rainier High School. We somehow forgot that Commerce Avenue turns into car show as part of the holiday celebrations. We had fun catching up and admiring the classic car restorations.

Later that evening I drove to PDX and a few hours later found myself across the country visiting that other Portland: