Before heading up here yesterday, as promised I took Cosette to the stables to see Dream.
We've been up there a few times prior and the food is always good. They changed the menu around and have added even more items - making it that much more difficult to order!
But I settled on a Palmitos en Coco - Hearts of Palm and other veggies cooked in Coconut Milk. It came with a side of Tostones - Plantains. Which I always LOVE, but boy were they FILLING!!!
Next we were on our way to LAX and to catch our flight.
The flight was full and rather uneventful - and that is awesome news when you are 30,000' in the air. I really don't think having it be eventful is something any of the passengers are looking/hoping for.
The landing was a bit harsh - but what can you do.
And then we were off...
It was time to pick up the rental and hit the road.
You'll never believe it but we were HUNGRY again!
So off to finally try out Sizzle Pie - a place that has been on my list to try for for a while now.
They have locations here in Portland, in Eugene (Oregon), and in Brooklyn. This location was a happening scene. Neither of us felt like being a part of the scene, so we ordered our pies to go.
Went to our hotel, checked in, and dug in!
And now...we are off to breakfast and then to ride ride ride!
Tell ya all about it tomorrow. Send some cooling thoughts my way!
Ciao 4 now, -T
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Hello, Hello!! Yes - I've been MIA!! What can I say besides I'm so sorry!
As you all know, I was traveling in Las Vegas this past week. I guess the universe believes the saying "whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" as I had so many difficulties in posting each day.
Not only did I have problems with my laptop, but in lieu of writing my blog on the laptop and instead, using my iPhone, I also had issues posting that way as well!!
Mccarren Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada (c) travelincousins.com
The Strip during one of our cab rides (c) travelincousins.com
Now, if you can believe it - I'm actually experiencing technical difficulties back home as well!!
I cannot get my photos to upload - UGH!!
JFK - DELAYS, DELAYS DELAYS I returned from my trip to Sin City late Thursday night. All in all, it was a few days of relaxation, fun food and a bit of shopping.
My flight back was a little nutty. First of all, as far as hotels go, JFK has been pretty much a nightmare the past week. I know that the weather has not helped, but honestly folks, the fact that they are doing construction and at times, have only one runway open is really the main crux of the issue.
With an hour delay in leaving Thursday morning AND another nearly 40 minutes on the ground waiting for the "OK" to take off, I had a feeling that wasn't the end of the delays.
Sure enough, when we were approaching JFK, the captain advised us that we were going to have to circle as we had not been given the go-ahead to land due to congestion.
At McCarren Airport before take off Thursday morning (c) travelincousins.com
From 30,000 feet in-flight (c) travelincousins.com
Flying through the clouds (c) travelincousins.com
Well, let me tell you, it only got worse! Upon landing, we were directed to baggage claim, but instead of finding it when we got down the steps, there was a shuttle bus. WHAT?? OMG - what are they doing.
Once the shuttle was filled, we began to drive, dodging planes, baggage carts and I thought - well, we made it this far, only to get killed on the runway!
Now, here is the worst part - as I was ascending the escalator from the shuttle stop, I get a text from on of the flight attendants from my flight - being told that he had my purse!! WHAT????
Yup - with all the landing delays, I must have picked up and put down my bag several times, only to forget it when we finally deplaned.
Can you say PISSED?? The worst part is that I was not allowed to go back to the gate - I had to now wait for someone (anyone) to bring my purse to me.
Let me tell you what a nightmare it was a our final baggage claim destination! Lost luggage and delayed baggage from all the cancelled, delayed and re-routed flights. I was told to go to Baggage Services desk
Now, mind you, Danielle, my sissy was waiting at the entrance of JFK to come in to get me since I landed at 9pm. You may be wondering why she was waiting on the shoulder of the parkway at the entrance of the airport - well, because there are no cars allowed to be parked at passenger pick-up and they would have made her leave and circle over and over.
The good news is that my baggage made it through safely. The not-so-good news was that it took two hours for one of the Delta "red coats" (supervisors) to bring it to me.
What a nightmare! But, I am so GRATEFUL to Brent, my fight attendant for his honesty and helpfulness! God bless you Brent!!
Back to the day at hand...
As you know, Tanya is traveling in Portland, Oregon this weekend. Looks like she is doing lots of eating too!!
Foresighted city leaders started the festival during the first decade of the 20th Century in order to put Portland on the map and brand it the ‘summer capital of the world.’
Who would have thought that more than one hundred years later, the Rose Festival would be world famous for its amazing, award-winning events,
The Rose Festival is made up of three parades, which include the Grand Floral Parade, the Starlight Parade and the Junior Parade.
Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade is the Prized Centerpiece of the Rose Festival. This popular procession is more than a spectacular floral-filled parade; it’s a beloved annual tradition.
This parade draws hundreds of thousands of cheering viewers of every age, along a 4.2 mile route that winds through city streets and across the river. The 2017 Spirit Mountain Casino Grand Floral Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. on June 10.
Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade offers funky, eclectic fun for everyone. From traditional marching bands and flood-lit floats, to glow-in-the-dark umbrellas and unique hand-built entries, the parade celebrates more than 40 years in the city of Portland!
The 2017 Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight Parade will begin at 8:30 p.m. on June 3.
Fred Meyer Junior Parade has children coming from all parts of the city to join in the fun. Dressing in costume, transforming wagons into floats, decorating their bikes with colorful flowers, or just parading with their pets (and parents!), kids are in the spotlight!
The first Rose Festival in 1907 included a children’s parade of 2000 boys and girls representing 23 schools! The Junior Parade has been an official Rose Festival event since 1936, and is the nation’s oldest and largest children’s parade.
The 2017 Fred Meyer Junior Parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. on June 7.
Back to our Saturday routine...
Today was a barn day for both kids, though Gianna is still nursing her back, so she did not ride.
The weather was actually quite nice, considering the forecast was saying rain.
Kelsey with Tigger (c) travelincousins.com
Well, hopefully, I'm back on track here with my Daily Scoop.