We went to a coffee tasting at the Stumptown Annex.
It’s basically a Stumptown where they just focus on the flavors and specific brewing methods of coffee.
They host free daily public tastings at 12p and 2pm.
the Stumptown coffee guy
glass jars with various varietals
my friend carl
we went to portland recently, and the farmers’ market downtown was amazing!
the smells! the flowers! the food!
there were so many choices of fruits, vegetables, and meats;
i can’t believe people could ever shop at a grocery store if they lived nearby.
old timey hipster musicians
so…i love maps.
i think i inherited the map loving gene from my mom.
i recently bought a new united states map from imus geographics.
it’s won awards and is super easy to read.
brenda shared this video on her blog, and i found it enchanting!
(but i <3 tiltshift-especially in motion)
The City of Samba from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.
today we walked in the neighborhoods to coffee.
then we walked back on the beach.
then we lounged.
and then we went to cabrillo national monument and walked more.
so david and i are in san diego celebrating our ten year anniversary!
right now we are at the beach: tower 23
they brought this to our room…
and this is the view…
this is the post about out of africa.
i got to hold this little girl. her spikes actually are rather soft. just for show.
this one’s spikes are real though.
big kitty yawn
they had this lady little in a large pen where you could feed her for a fee. and pet her.
the tiger splash time was a little different because t was so cold.
they had toys and hoses and played with the cats like big kitties.
big kitties that could eat you.
we went on a safari and our driver miles stopped several times to give the animals treats.
this is boom boom. rescued from a hunt.
we got to pet and feed zebra.
by the way, they are black with white stripes.
a big treat was the giraffe-he was super wrinkly-miles said he was part sharpei.
it was so beautiful up in jerome.
it snowed the first night. just a dusting.
the only bummer about my trip was that a rock fell from the face of the hill where i parked, dented my hood, and set off the alarm.
we had a gorgeous patio connected to two of our rooms.
the little town of jerome is pretty rad if you’ve never been there.
it sits on a hill and the main drag is lined with shops, bars, restaurants, and galleries.
it’s a bit quirky.
alyssa, bree, and i grabbed a snack at quince.
had a sampler plate with mushroom nachos, stuffed potato wedges, and quesadillas.
and a piece of pecan pie laced with bourbon.