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Aug 4, 2012

ANNIVERSARY TRIP–PART 2

In celebration of our 30th anniversary I planned a surprise weekend away for my BB Guy and myself. You can read Part 1 here.

As I said it was a great weekend and here is some more about our first day. We stayed at the River Place Hotel in Portland, Oregon. I cannot say enough good things about this place. Awesome. This was the view from our room. IMG_0016I had booked the Romance Package…at least I thought I had… but I managed to mess it up online. I was informed when I checked in that I hadn’t actually done so but they set it up for me anyway as they read my note along with my booking regarding this being our 30th anniversary. We had valet parking along with this lovely Cava (champagne)watiting for us in the room. IMG_0014Being such a shorty it was a challenge to get into the bed but it was so comfortable. I slept great and those of you who know me know that I don’t sleep very well at the best of times. IMG_0017 Enquiring bloggers want to know so of course I will include a picture of the bathroom! They had great water pressure and that is something we really care about. You should smell the soap they provide. Of course I took it with me. My suitcase now smells wonderful. IMG_0018We found the cutest litte socks hanging in the closet for those who may get chilly feet. I have never seen that before. I love how they matched the robes that were also in the closet. IMG_0020IMG_0019We had driven a long way and were very glad to take advantage of the wine happy hour in the hotel. They hold this outdoors (weather permitting of course) and we had a great view of the water. They served us local wines and some delicious heirloom tomatoes sprinkled with basil, balsamic vinegar and course sea salt. Now that is how a tomato should taste! IMG_0021IMG_0022There were chairs to spread around as more people came in plus more fixed seating facing the water. They also set up for special events here such as weddings. On the Saturday evening they had it filled with elegant tables for someone’s special celebration. It must have been a spectacular evening.
These 2 posts cover our first day and evening at the River Place. Again you can read my first post right here.

12 comments:

Lynn said...

Hello, Darlin' Congratulations and it looks like you had a great time! Pretty place! Portland is on my favorite cities list!

Carol said...

Fabulous! I am no fan of motels/hotels, but this looks yummy beyond nommie good! LOL

Maureen said...

Sounds like a wonderful time and... Happy ANniversary!

RobinfromCA said...

Sounds (and looks) like a great weekend! Happy Anniversary! Portland is a fun place to visit. I had some fantastic cupcakes at a place called Cupcake Jones the last time I was there. Just thinking about them is making me hungry!!
Robin

Katherine said...

Cuuute!!!! Love your trip! So much fun it seems, and the socks are a win! lol

Jackie said...

Ahhh....what a wonderful anniversary you had! I love the photos, and I'm so glad that you had a relaxing time!!!
Sending hugs your way,
J.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I'm still giggling at the height of the bed, if it had been me...it would have reached to my knees.

That place knows customer service, wonderful that they helped you out with the misbooking.

Sounds so relaxing, I bet you didn't want to come back.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Jann Olson said...

Congrats and what a wonderful get away. Hubby and I just celebrated our 40th. We are going to Hawaii in Oct., can't wait! I was just in Portland a few weeks ago with friends. What a beautiful area. We ate at a restuarant overlooking that same bridge and water. Your hotel really knew how to pamper you and hubby.
Hugs,
Jann

MiMi said...

Looks like I could drive a couple hours and feel like I'm in a different world! :)

OzRose said...

Happy 30 years together! Looks fab, the whole kit and caboodle :)

Sue said...

Oh what a fun adventure for you and your best friend and hubby~ Lots of things to do and enjoy, plus some relaxation, as well. I've never been up to the Pacific NW. Maybe one of these days before I croak! Ha ha...
I've been so darn busy that I am not into the whole blog scene - even reading them. Sorry I've been absent for a while, Lucy! Know I'm still thinking of ya and visiting when I can. xo Ethel

Mary said...

It sounds like a perfect celebration. Portland is a great city to visit and food there is also wonderful. As to the cheesecake, I tried it because I was curious. Like a mountain it was there. But people who live in Asia don't have access to ovens so it might be helpful for them. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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