Friday, August 26, 2016
When Don and I were in Paris he picked up a manual film camera and started out taking photos with a roll of black and white film. It was a Rollei 35se with Ilford HP5 400 film to be exact. From Paris in January to San Diego for Valentine's day and up to Portland Oregon in May, he took snapshots of various beautiful and ordinary moments. When we dropped off the roll for development (so old school!) we braced ourselves for unfocused mishaps. Instead, we got back wonderfully sharp photos. I think they turned out quite nicely, in fact.
After hearing for years how cool Portland Oregon is, we finally visited the much loved city over Memorial weekend. We instantly knew why it was a favorite—we loved how green it was, how friendly the people were and how much great food was at our fingertips. We checked out the Multnomah waterfall, the Japanese and Rose gardens, tried unusual ice cream and doughnut flavors, ate on charming outdoor patios and walked the Saturday art market. It was very much the lovely experience we were promised and would recommend the weekend getaway to anyone.