Sunday, February 28, 2010

Vacation, Day 5, 10/25/2009, Part 4

We got to meet my nephew's dog, Hooch, before we went to eat supper with my nephew, his girlfriend, her little girl, and my brother and his wife. Hooch weighs 90 pounds!

Pretty good BBQ here at The Haute Pig.

Here's my tasty meal, pulled pork and fries.

The decor near the door.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day ... and it's the Daytona 500 in a couple of hours! Whooeee!

The Sign Wizards provided the perfect photo opportunity for my Valentine's Day post.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Public Art on the Portland Mall

The renovated transit mall downtown includes lots of sculpture, some new, some that was there before the renovation. I've been taking photos of some of it, as I come upon it while walking either on SW 5th or SW 6th Avenues.

This is part of the original collection. I took the photo on June 22, 2009, thus the bright sunshine and the green leaves on the trees.
Located on SW 5th, between SW Ash and SW Pine, "Untitled," by John Killmaster, 1977. It is made from Cor-ten steel and porcelain enamel.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Polar Plunge Pix

I volunteered to take photos for the Oregon Special Olympics Polar Plunge fund raiser on Jan. 30. Lots and lots of folks raised lots and lots of money by splashing their way into the Columbia River at the 42nd Street Boat Ramp. That's where the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has a River Patrol office, and they let me ride on one of their boats to take the photos! How lucky for me because I had a splendid view. Plus I got to hear lots and lots of squeals as various folks realized just how cold the water felt.

Unfortunately I don't know the identity of any of the groups, but I can tell you that this is a shot of most of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office plungers, employees and family members I was told. See the man in the orange vest? He's the sheriff--I've seen him on TV.

More photos soon of costumes, splashes, and smiles!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Who dat? It's me, on Super Sunday!


My partially homemade Saints' hat! After adding the signs to my favorite maribou feather headband, I had achieved my jubilant desire. Then I boosted the golden-ness of it on Picnick so that you could feel the aura it creates atop my head.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Now Serving, The Alibi

My alibi for having gone missing--last Saturday I got to take photos for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge on the Columbia River. And I got to take them while standing on a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol Boat! Thank you so much! Naturally I took loads and loads of photos. My little ol' computer is just about worn out with downloading and uploading. But I figured I owed it to the 100's of people brave enough to run into that cold water; I wanted them to have a chance to see their faces as they gave up being warm, all to raise around $140,000 for a great cause.

Anyway, here's something new for you to enjoy!

I adore this sign combo!

I took this photo on a December, Saturday, as Leland and I drove by in the Buick, a couple of hungry folks on the prowl on Interstate Avenue. As I snapped the photo, I said, "Leland, the sign says lunch! Let's try here!" Turned out to be a brilliant decision. We went there again Saturday before last.

My lunch on our second visit, a really tasty, juicy, meaty hamburger on a skillfully toasted bun, served with the crispiest waffle flies I've ever eaten. Well, to tell you the truth, I had waffle fries with a different burger back in December, so this is the second time that I've eaten them.

The decor rocks at The Alibi.
Looking across the room from our table


A closer view of the hula dancers on the wall in the other dining area

Behind the bar


The menu

A chair, table, palm tree with lights, and the simulated rock wall

Leland at the exit--it's a curved, 3-D, bamboo shape