When Lucy was a little girl, each summer we would do a mother/daughter back to school shopping trip. It started out as downtown Salem, and lunch. Then grew to Portland and dinner. After that it was Portland and a night in a hotel. Slowly the trips graduated to Seattle, Chicago, New York, and then she was a married woman, and the trips slowly came to a close.
Those were wild and wonderful times. Going back in time isn't possible, but moving forward from where we are, is always an option. Moving forward, mother, daughter time...first stop, NW 23rd street for some retail therapy.
|If on NW 23rd in Portland, I highly recommend a stop here for a slice, at the least!|
|Wonder if free home delivery would mean them coming to Keizer. Probably not..|
After this light bite, the shopping continued. We worked our way through the shops, looking at makeup, handbags, shoes, and all of the interesting things the small boutiques hold. Shopped out, we headed for downtown and to our Hilton room that we hoped was waiting.
Lucy's first stop was H&M a discount priced clothing store that we enjoyed visiting when we were in Vienna. It has been in the Portland area for a year or two now, and Lucy found plenty to try on, and did end up buying a few things. I even managed to find a couple of headbands.
We wandered through all our favorite discount shopping locations. The Rack, Ross Dress for Less, and then we got the phone call that our room was ready. We slowly started the walk back and had a few minutes to get cleaned up before the next part of the evening began.
|The big city and all of the interesting folks we run across. This guy was holding a sign, "Got weed?" Only in the city!|