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In Portland and Ready to Pedal
Happy Friday everyone..
GREETINGS from Portland, Oregon!
Yup, I'm up here again and this time it's all about mountain biking.
I last left off with you as I was starving and we were heading to LA for our 10th Anniversary dinner reservations at Crossroads Kitchen...(see pics below)
After dinner and once we got back home, it was time to wrap up a few last minute things and then to get a couple (yes I said a couple) of hours of sleep!
The alarm buzzed at 2:45a and although I had no clue as to why my alarm was sounding so darn early I knew that it was time to get up and start shaking my tail feathers!
I knew that my slumber self might not realize or remember wth (what the heck) the plan was, but that my awake self had everything organized, lined up and ready to go..
In the car at 3:15a and off we went to LAX.
We said our good byes. I hoped that Dave Y. (who gave us a ride to the airport) was able to go back home and get some more rest.
It was time for us to check our bags and head to our gate...
Well, although this was our first time traveling with our bikes. I have learned a few things from our guest post:
Tips on How to Travel with your Bike on an Adventure
And when I last looked up the fees for checking a bike in for a flight, I sort of remember prices around $50-$75.
Well when we checked our bikes in with the skycap he had found another set of prices, where it would cost $150 each way!!!
Luckily he had confirmed that either it was a status thing with Delta or something to do with when I booked the tickets (which wasn't really all that long ago) and we somehow got our bikes checked in for FREE!!
Knowing that we aren't flying back with Delta had me wondering just how much we were gonna spend on the back end of this trip while traveling with Alaska Airlines.
Here's the great news that I found out:
Sports equipment flies for just $30 on Alaska Airlines
Excellent! And now that will probably mean that anytime I plan on packing the bike that I will also be booking on Alaska Airlines!
Once inside the terminal I was in the mood for some fresh squuzeed OJ. And I found it!
Now it's time to go have a bite and then hit the trails!
Here are the above mentioned pictures from last night:
I'll catch you guys back here tomorrow,
New Weekend Vegan Recipe
Before I go any further, I have to say how happy I am to see Tanya blogging the past few days!!! Just love catching up with my dear cuz.
Just back from Las Vegas to SoCal and off again - today in Portland, Oregon! You go girl!!
Sorry I was MIA yesterday - lots of house showings and continuing my never-ending job of clearing out this house!!
However, in the midst of it all, I managed to finish up my binge watching of OUTLANDER the other evening. That's right - all 4 Seasons in roughly a week!!
Now, I just have to wait for Season 5, which I believe will be out on Starz some time in early 2020. The good news is that it has also been renewed for a 6th season as well!!! YAY!!!
It's really quite a romantic series and for a traveler like me - not only does the show have time travel BUT, it literally takes the viewer around Europe and America!
Haven't felt that connected to a show in quite a long time.
Just have to wait until next year to find out what happens next on the North Carolina frontier!
Now, let's move on to some food talk!
Foodie Friday here and another Vegan Recipe.
If you are like me, you love Asian food! One of my faves has always been Fried Rice.
I wanted to share with you a totally simple twist on an old Asian favorite. Should you be looking for a way to change up this old classic and perhaps make it a tad more healthy, consider dropping the rice and replacing with Cauliflower!!
Of course, it is also a perfect vegan dish! And it can be topped with any vegan protein of choice!
Today's recipe comes to us complements of Simple Vegan Blog.
Fried Cauliflower Rice
Tomorrow, I'll be heading into NYC for mine and Kelsey's Secret Places of Central Park Walking Tour.
We are so excited since our tour guide will be the same one who led us all around Lower Manhattan for our Washington-Hamilton - Secrets of the Past NYC Walking Tour.
According to the description, it's sure to be another informative and exciting adventure!!
"Experience hidden Central Park locations only a true New York City historian can help you find. Visit some of Central Park’s least-trafficked, truly historic and most scenic locations above 100th Street. Learn the history of the park and its creators, find out what was there before, visit forts from the Revolutionary War, see the stunning formal gardens, “hike” through Central Park’s Adirondack Mountains and much more. This fascinating, educational and entertaining tour is conducted by a licensed New York City tour guide with over 20 years of experience."
Will be taking lots of pics and telling you all about it in Sunday's Scoop!!
Well, have a fabulous day!!!