We just got back from a fast, but fun-filled trip to Portland. The motivation for and the best part of the trip was seeing our friends, the Millers. We hadn't seen them since 1999, but some friendships stay strong regardless of the number of years between visits. Thanks, Amy and Brook.
While hanging with the Millers, we tried to squeeze in as much of the Portland vibe as we could. Food carts - definitely. Hiking through gorges and swimming under waterfalls - absolutely. Reading books at Powell's - surely. Enjoying a great micro brew and standing in line to Voodoo donuts - Hell ya.
Most unusual was the Flugtag. Don't know what the Flugtag is? Ask any Red Bull drinking 20-year old. It is Red Bull's challenge to actually give people wings. Teams descend upon one lucky city each year with human propelled contraptions with the hope of flying, though none of the teams we saw actually flew. They just launched off a 30' platform and splashed into the Willamette River with great pomp. Even without flight it was a fun afternoon of spectactular splashes.
That is life in MomZania.