|Enjoying our sunny morning ride to the Pearl District|
|Free transit? Thank you, Portland!|
After a bit of shopping, we headed back to the Pearl District for a picnic lunch in the square and lots of splashing around, mainly for Etienne who seems to have no issue with cold water. He also made some friends and ran around with some local boys. It's always so great to watch kids adapt so quickly and meet new people without feeling shy or out of place! And while the kids played in the water, Chris and I relaxed and just enjoyed some quiet time. This is actually something we're trying to force on ourselves. When we travel, we naturally try to be moving constantly, and seeing as much as we can. But since having kids, we've realized this is much more tricky, as kids just don't have the same attention span as adults, and to ask them to continue from one place to the next with no rest or play time just doesn't work. It's a work in progress, but we're accepting it more and more.
|Etienne splashing around in the falls at Jamison Square|
|Chris learning to relax and just take in the|
|The kids at the gate to Chinatown|
|Coralie enjoying a cool, refreshing drink at an|
interesting water feature
|Steel Bridge - this was a shot we meant to get yesterday|
|An improvised resting place for Etienne. Proof|
kids will sleep almost anywhere.
|The brewing kettles at the Mash Tun...I recommend the|