labor? day

There was no laboring for us today. Instead we enjoyed a fun two-part adventure. Part One was inspired by this week’s episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, a.k.a Triple-D. Interesting for us, we had recently ridden by Industrial Cafe on the Portland Bridge Pedal without taking much note of it. And just a few weeks later we are taking an intentional drive to eat there.

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Check out this man’s new and improved gait.

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Cafe by day, saloon by night

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Of course they’re going to flaunt their fame. I would!

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The corned-beef hash was featured on the show, so of course the food adventurer will order it. Any beef that soaks in brine for a month is worth a try. “We’ll be back!” declares he.

On to Part Two—St. Helens, Oregon!

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Meet “LiLo,” the sailboat precisely in the center of the picture. Beginning tomorrow, this will be the home of a family of four—our friends Bryan and Bethany and their daughters, Hannah and Meira (who are also friends)—for an entire year as they sail the ocean from Astoria, Oregon, to Costa Rica and ports between!

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They have been dreaming of and planning for this seafaring adventure for at least a year.

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This is Hannah sitting on her berth.

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Meira on hers. Read Bethany’s description of the sleeping arrangements in this post.

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Bethany in her element. Would the technical term be galley? We learned there’s a specific name for everything on the boat.

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Mauri investigates the bow. The dinghy is named “Split Pea” and was creatively crafted in two parts by Bryan, Bethany, Hannah, and Meira.

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Included to show off my man’s great smile and our beautiful Oregon weather.

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Here we are with the brave sailors. Bethany will be blogging about their adventure HERE.

Bon Voyage, friends. God speed (and wind).

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