A Day of Winning…

These boots are made for walking… all over YOU, Portland!

What happens when 3 gals get their walking boots on and take on the city of Portland for the day…

I’ll tell ya what…

MAGIC! 

Katie, Sara & I took a glorious walk from my house, across the Burnside Bridge and into down town.  We were planning on some kind of adventure, but when Rory told us about the cherry blossoms lining the NW riverside, we knew which way our adventures would take us…

does this photo even need a caption?

Along the way a woman carrying a bunch of red balloons stood in our path and offered us one and Ms. Par Par accepted wholeheartedly (when a woman offers you a red balloon you just can’t refuse).  The whole moment was classic and the single red balloon was a reminder of all things magical and mysterious in this World and made for some pretty lovely pictures throughout the day.  Over lunch we each wrote a thought and/or a wish and tied it to the balloon.  On our way back home from the Burnside Bridge we released our wishes to the breeze but not before taking some silly “engagement” photos beneath the beautiful fully blossomed cherry trees alongside the river (we just couldn’t resist).

It certainly was a day when all worries dissipate and goodness becomes overwhelming.  When simple pleasures keep you smiling moment after moment.  A day worth writing home about that’s for sure… and a day that reminds you that life is a such a beautiful thing.

On our way across the bridge… what a sight…
A friend in a high place…
All the ridiculous amounts of hair that Par Par had to deal with… (aka lots of “big hair bounce”)
Welcome to Old Town!
Katie’s ready for adventure…
A lady with a handful of red balloons… a perfect sight…
Sara being ridiculously cute with her new balloon…
Some other gals with their red balloon magic… can you spot us?
Taking a moment…
Admiring the view…
Such a pretty backdrop…
Up close…
Here comes the sun and blue skies…
Weeeeeeeeeeeeee…
“I do”.. the first of the “engagement” photos… he he

24K with a ruby red balloon inset…
Getting to know youuuuu…
This photo is too much for words… ha ha…
Valentine’s Bar in Old Town…
Oh, you are SO so pretty, blossoms by the river…

Our wishes on a string… getting ready to take flight!
Eager faces await lift off…
1,2….
…3!

And off they go… 
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