Saturday, May 28, 2011

uh, Hello Paris in the Springtime

I hope this isn't going to be like when you wash your car.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Realization of the day

My skill at putting on eyeliner with a pencil could only be considered acceptable if "coloring outside the lines" becomes the new standard.

Roadarama stop no.7

Monday, May 23, 2011

Highway 101: Ocean, Bridges and Cliffs! Oh my!

A short story about going on a diet

Gma b's windowsill

I am getting rounder.
I keep thinking it's because of the kids.
Except that I don't have any.

Or maybe it's the 2 pain au raisin I have every morning for breakfast? Just kidding.

Is it because I don't drink 4 coffees a day, chain smoke, and have wine with every meal?
Could be. It seems to work for those other skinny french not-so-nice girls.

Could be that old story about "watching what you eat", "metabolism after 30" blah, blah, blah

Yes, ok. maybe
Is that really true? Yes, I decided that I would go on a diet for a month. Just to check things out.
so no dairy, no wine, no coffee. Watch the sugar.

And then we get to Gma b's house. And there was this chicken in a cheese cream sauce. And chocolate mousse. And there were kirs.
There was no salad.
No steamed vegetables. No fruit.
Just creamy chicken and chocolate delight.

And then suddenly, I wasn't on a diet anymore.

As long as we're being honest here, no fair fight involves someone's grandma.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

No. 5 Tillamoooooook

I gave b the best cheese I had to offer.
Apparently it wasn't moldy enough for him.

He did like the factory tour though.

Monday, May 16, 2011

No. 4 Dundee

Under the gray Oregon sky

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Roadarama 2011, stop no.3: Cannon Beach

6h30a.m. a.k.a. jetlag can be good

"Goonies never say die!"

Good morning Cannon Beach

Because who doesn't want to eat at the Pig 'N Pancake?!
In all fairness, I did order eggs benedict with crab.
And it was GOOD.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Next stop on Roadarama 2011: Portland!

In case you forgot.

Pretty drinks? Yes please @Sapphire Hotel

Thursday, May 5, 2011


What's that you say? You want a photo or 4 of each city on Roadarama 2011?

Why of course. We'll start from the beginning....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Roadarama 2011

We thought it would be a great idea.

We thought, why not start in Seattle and make a big loop?

Why not hit all of the national parks?

Why? Because it is 4, 513 miles.

And even though the map of the U.S. and the map of France are the same size, they are not really the same size.

Why did no one think of this before we left.

Hello Seattle, Portland, Cannon Beach, Dundee, Tillamook, Highway 101, Newport, Redwood National Forest, Calistoga, Napa, San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas, St. George, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Scary two-lane-road with drop off cliffs, Moab, Salt Lake City, Yellowstone and SEATTLE.