Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Portland 2009 - Part Three

The next morning we went to the Portland Saturday Market. It's the largest continually operating outdoor arts and crafts market in the nation. Lots of cool things to look at and lots of good food. Julia bought a small mermaid doll and a new tutu. She also got a balloon pony made for her.

Our next stop was to the Lloyd Center, a large mall. We weren't interested in shopping, we wanted to surprise Julia with the indoor ice skating rink that is there.

After that we headed back to the hotel and scrounged up some supper for Julia. Then Ember and I went out to pick up some Thai food for the three of us.

Sunday morning we went to the Oregon Zoo, just a few minutes from our hotel. The price was right since our membership to the Minnesota Zoo worked to get us in there too. Julia did some kidding around on a statue.

She also measured her wingspan against an eagle's.

We thought Grandpa Dayton might appreciate this picture of Julia by some bee boxes.

We did a little horsing around at the zoo.

One of the coolest things we did at the zoo was to let some lories drink juice from a cup that we were holding. At one point I had two on my hand and one on my head.

After a bird show, Julia was brave and gave a vulture a small donation. The vulture took the dollar out of her hand and dropped it in the box.

After the zoo we explored around our hotel on foot where we grabbed an afternoon bite to eat and some fancy chocolate. That evening we hung out at the hotel and ordered pizza.

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