Capital building at night. Congress Ave. Dirty East. Line for Franklin’s. 😦 Decided to get South Congress Cafe instead. Matt’s crab cake benedict. Hanging out at Uncommon Objects. Hey there cowboy! Artist markets. Pretty! True story. Iced turbo and a hipster drawing on the curb. Dracula aka Robin Williams. UT. The view. Downtown Austin. The Salt Lick BBQ. Waiting around in the winery. Smokin’ Finger lickin’ good. OMG Back on SoCo for some Amy’s Mexican Vanilla. Goodnight, Austin.
Chelsea Market. Gourmet salts. Vegan, raw, gluten free. One happy family. Mr. & Mrs. Hipsterbread. Queens. Tracks & blue skies. PS1. Junk. Stuffed animal junk. The Park. Slightly frozen. Dusk in the park. Blair & Chuck. The Loeb Boathouse. Night lights. Friends. Columbus circle. Eileen’s. Best cheesecake in town. Pies-n-Thighs.
The view. Veniero’s. Cannolis and lobster tails. More delicious goodies. Brake and chock. High line. So sunny, too cold. The sights. Red brick homes. The colorful kiss. Must be beautiful during spring and fall. Oh so modern. Took a break at Doughnut Plant. Statue of Liberty. Pinocchio.
Early morning walk to Mother’s. Brunch time. International Rose Test Garden. Dying roses. The only roses left in the entire garden basically. More dying roses. More, more dying roses. Portland Japanese Garden. Mt. St. Helen. Colorful trees. Stream. Waterfall. Saturated. Leaves. We’re so happy. Salt & Straw. Dinner @ Andina. Melt-in-your-mouth quinoa crusted scallops. After dinner fun at Ground Kontrol.
Morning stroll through Portland. Ace Hotel. Stumptown & Clyde Common for brunch. Mushroom & chevre quiche with romesco. Banana french toast with bacon whipped cream. Extra crispy hash browns–crunch! Time for hipster-style shopping. Powell’s aka. claustrophobic hell. Extremo the Clown. Deschutes Brewery. Geese? Ducks? Fremont Bridge. Autumn.
Fushimi Inari Shrine. Everything is so orange! Iconic arches. Trying to be artsy. More time traveling. Meow. A bit eery. Some souvenir shopping. And a pit stop for some green tea waffles. Then off to Kinka Kuji, the Golden Pavilion. Cooling off with some green tea shaved ice.