Wednesday, January 24, 2018

To Tillamook

Up at 4:20 am, I caught a 7:05 am Southwest flight to Portland. Boarding with A36, I was still able to get one of the nice exit rows aisle seats in the new planes. It was one of the few Southwest flights that I have been on lately that wasn't packed; it was only about 1/3 full. Traveling with a group from work (Matt, Jennifer and Brian), we picked up a four wheel drive Yukon at Hertz and headed to Tillamook.

I drove from Portland to Tillamook. We spent the day in meetings at the hospital. I then drove back to Portland. It was an interesting drive in the pouring rain.

I am spending one night at the Portland Residence Inn in the Pearl District. The group finished the night with dinner at the Paragon. I had tomato soup and Chinook Salmon [braised endive, pickled beets, wild mushrooms, celery root puree]. I had a couple of nice glasses of Pinot Noir with dinner [Adelsheim, Willamette '15 and Lemelson, Six Vineyards, Willamette '14]. Sharon and I need to plan a wine tasting trip to Oregon this year!

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