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Powell’s City of Books

Powell's City of Books, Portland

An Entire City Block Filled With New & Used Books

Amazon & your Kindle may be convenient, but there’s just no substitute for the pleasure that browsing in a great bookstore can bring, and Powell’s is definitely a great bookstore. With over a million books in stock, the depth and breadth of the selection is breathtaking.… Continue Reading →

Morrison Clark Inn

Historic Hotel in Downtown DC

Everyone should visit our nation’s capital to see the monuments dedicated to those who fought to create, preserve and protect our country as well as the museums dedicated to the things that we hold dear. In the same city, you can read Lincoln’s words saying that ALL men are created equal etched into marble, see the Star-Spangled banner and gaze upon the face Da Vinci’s Ginevra.¬†… Continue Reading →

Stumptown Coffee (Downtown)

Latte at Stumptown Portland

Get your coffee fix, PDX style

Stumptown Coffee is a legend, and for good reason, in a city obsessed with coffee, it’s hands down the best place to score your caffeine fix. There are no drip machines behind the counter – each airpot of coffee is filled from french presses; and each latte is lovingly crafted by the baristas.… Continue Reading →

Brasserie Beck

Belgian Restaurant in the Heart of DC

Belgian restaurants are all the rage these days and rightfully so. The Belgians monks weren’t subject to Germany’s Reinheitsgebot¬†beer purity law, so they could add all sorts of extracts and flavors to make mighty tasty (and potent) Trappist beer. And it was the Belgians, not the French, who brought us fried slices of potato.… Continue Reading →

Portland Day Three

Portland Oregon Sign Join L&A as we visit the Goonies House in Astoria, Cannon Beach, The Column, Cartopia, Whiskey Soda Lounge, Doug Fir, and Hotel Monaco in Portland, Oregon.

Portland Day Two

Keep Portland Weird We started our day off right with Stumptown Coffee and VooDoo Doughnuts, properly fortified, we hit the road and toured the Columbia River Gorge. The waterfalls were spectacular. Our drive to the Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood was amazing too. Check out this photo essay to see for yourself.

Portland Day One

Silk Lanterns at Cargo Portland On our first day in Portland we ate at some food carts, shopped at Powells & Cargo, then rode our bikes to the Rose Garden & Japanese Garden in Washington Park. We ate some more, and visited Rogue & Deschutes Breweries.

Say ya to da U.P. eh!

We are lucky…

because we get to spend time with old friends,

watching sunsets,

taking saunas,

& jumping into the lake.

Drinking great beer,

& jumping into a bigger lake.

Eating cudighi,

drinking more great beer,

having a bonfire,

seeing fireworks.
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Wisconsin Road Trip

L&A received this question:

My mom is turning 50 and she is taking her first week long vacation in three years to celebrate. We are trying to find off-the-wall, not-super-touristy things (or really touristy like The World’s Largest Whatever or Birth Place of Thisorthat) in Wisconsin. We’ve been to Madison and all over the Appleton/Green Bay area more times than I can count.Continue Reading →

Honeypie Cafe

Eggs Benedict, Honeypie Cafe

Brunch in Bayview

Honeypie Cafe in Bayview, Milwaukee is uses fresh, local ingredients to make Wisconsin style food. What is Wisconsin style food you ask? Well, it’s tasty, seasonal, home cooked comfort food with an emphasis on cheese (of course) and pork. This commitment to all things Wisconsin extends to the bar as well.… Continue Reading →