I took Gerhardt away this weekend. A four hour afternoon drive put us in beautiful Portland, OR, to celebrate Gerhardt's birthday. We stayed at the fabulous Lion & the Rose bed and breakfast - a beautifully decorated historical mansion near the Rose Quarter. I'd been saving up for this and it was worth every penny!
There's much to do in Portland. Any book lover must go to Powell's Books, one of the biggest book stores in the country. And then there's the Saturday market, where local artisans sell everything from jewelry to homemade soap and wood crafts. (I got a box of little soaps that look like bonbons. So cute!) In the evening we went to the Living Room Theaters, where the chairs are comfy and you can order a pizza to eat while you watch the movie. What a great idea! I don't know why this hasn't caught on in Seattle.
All iood food, good fun, good hubby-wife time. It wasn't a long getaway but it was a perfect getaway.
Where do you go when you want a quick getaway?
This is one of the bedrooms in the place. Ours was a little more masculine since this was for Gerhardt. Darker colors and not so frilly - but still fabulous.
This cool little sitting room was in the turret part of the bedroom. Oh, and did I mention the sheets were the softest things I'd ever slept on. They had info on the company that provides them ... maybe someday when I'm rich. :) Meanwhile, I got to be rich for a weekend and that was plenty!