There was the GOOD, the bad, and the UGLY. :P
The GOOD. Downtown Portland is full of character and unique architecture--- oh, and really great shopping! We spent most of our time at a HUMONGOUS book shop called, Powell's. Very Indie; A reader's haven! I bought Nixon his very first Mother's Goose's nursery rhyme book. :) I have such fond memories lugging that big book around, as if it made me important, and my parents and grandma reading me those rhymes.
The last GOOD. We did make great lasting memories with our travelmates, Kim, Pat, n' Caleb. One of the days, the boys got to see their first snow. We bundled them up so much so they were squealing! :)
Well, the GOOD sadly came to an end... and it got bad, then UGLY! Our poor little boys caught a violent stomach virus... it was the saddest thing ever! Milk and baby food coming out both ends... (oops, TMI?) fevers, chills, etc. We even found ourselves at the Emergency Room. Then it was like dominoes... kim got it, pat got it, I got it, then Yo... it was UGLY!!! All to say, we saw the rest of Oregon from our air mattress bed and the toilet! (Thank you Nguyen's for being the type of friends that will hold our hair back while were puking! If we had to be sick, we're glad it was with you!)
Happy New Year's! To a healthy start in 2008!