I'm home from my trip and back to the grind. I know I'm laggin on telling you about it-- in the mean time, check out photos from the Portland leg of the trip: click on "My Photoblog" in the right column.
Also, just wanted to give a huge, HUGE, THANK YOU to Haley and Mesha for being such great friends and hosts: thanks letting me crash on the couch and for driving all those miles just to show me around. I truly had a wonderful trip and enjoyed spending time with you two!
And, thanks to Sara and Francine for taking a long weekend off to hang out with me in Seattle. I'm glad I didn't have to explore the city on my own.