As some of you know from my first road trip, I have a car in my possession affectionately dubbed 'Grampa's Hoopty.' I acquired this piece of precious Oldsmobile when I flew from London to the States last October, landing first in Oklahoma then taking the scenic route to San Francisco. Now it is time for Grampa's Hoopty to go home.
But first...Hoopty wants to see the Pacific Northwest. That's just how he rolls. And our first stop? Portland, Oregon!
This was the view on the drive up: there was the 'town' of Pollard Flats (gas station? check! diner? check! rattlesnake in a cage? check! all under one roof? check! township, DONE.) and then Mount Shasta, which popped up out of nowhere and danced a crazy fool dance.
My road trip companions and I arrived in Portland after our twelve hour mega-drive on Monday night and now we're currently rocking the hip hip hipster Ace Hotel, OD'ing on Stumptown Coffee, and stalking Powell's Books. Basically, living the dream life. Pictures coming soon!
Big love and big hugs,
p.s. I'm debating about double-posting these road trip stories and pictures over on Moonpies so as to give it a sense of round-trip completion. Do you think I should, or is it not worth the bother? Or do you have a better idea?