I don't frequently do things that are out of my comfort zone. So I thought it was time to do something like that. I enjoy travel. Road trips are high on my list of things I like to do. And I work for an airline, but I don't travel by air too often. Part of it is that once I get to another city by air I don't like trying to figure my way around and the possibility of getting lost. It's out of my comfort zone.
When we travel by air, I let my husband do all the figuring out once we are at our destination. I've never been to a city by myself, with no wheels. And that is exactly what I did last Friday.
I flew to Portland.
I sort of had an idea in mind of what I was going to do, so even though I went by myself, I had a plan. I heard of this very cool mixed media art store and I though I'd visit it. It's called Collage.
On my way to it, off course I got lost. I took the bus in the opposite direction. I took me few stations to realize, but I kept calm, got off the bus and turned around.
I also stumbled upon this inviting yarn shop. They had nice woolen yarn, so thick, I am not sure what size needles you'd have to use to knit or crochet something. And also one skein of it was $80. It looked very cozy.
These flowers were growing wild on the side of the road.
And these flamingos looked great in someone's yard.
I never thought of strawberries growing in a pot. But what a great idea. I wonder if they'd grow in Arizona. If I'd be able to keep them alive.
This pet bicycle caught my interested. I've never seen anything like this in Arizona.
I ate lunch here.
A yummy grilled cheese sandwich, with lavender flavored goat cheese.
And I am not sure what this was. A community kid clothes donation??
A community book/library cabinet, covered with stickers.
As I rode the bus, I saw a big park and I got off to enjoy it. It had a "reading room" with a couple of library book shelves with books and magazines to read.
I crafted in the park.
I bought some hankies, and made a curtain when I came back home.
And something I saw at one of the stores, inspired me to fill in the bezel of this hat pin with some embroidery.