Monday, June 23, 2008

A perfect Sunday in Portland

Do you ever have those quintessential summer moments? Or maybe it's a Portland moment. Or maybe it's just a all-is-right-with-the-world moment. When you're just really happy? I had some of that yesterday. AdRi, Wink and I walked 4.5 miles in the Sunday Parkways event in North Portland. It was really fun. 6 miles of roads were closed to cars, and the streets were filled with walkers and their dogs, runners, kids on skateboards and scooters. And then there were the bicyclists. Holy crap. There's a lot of bikers in Portland, in case you didn't know. And that means a lot of different kinds of bikes. We originally thought we'd ride our bikes, but wanted Wink to enjoy the walk. She kept wanting to get on the sidewalk, and it was hard for her to understand we could walk in the middle of the street. She's such a good dog. And of course she had her walking outfit on. I know I know. I've become the woman who dresses up her little white poodle. I don't care. It's fun. Here's Wink taking a break at our halfway point. Restin' in the rose garden.
Wink was tuckered out
To come to intersections where the cops were there to make sure the cars stopped for us? Wow. To walk in the middle of the road? Wow. To walk through parts of my own neighborhood I had never walked before? Wow. To discover a secret pedestrian crossing over Interstate 5? Wow. It was really fun. See? Here I am with one of my favorite finds on the walk.
I need some help getting into this thing
Can you imagine getting in and out of that thing in a dress and heels? I'd rather not.

There are a lot of really great photos on Flickr of yesterdays events. Go check them out. And let's hope there are plenty more Sunday Parkways events in the future. We loved it.

6 comments:

Wacky Mommy said...

It was fun, wasn't it? We walked too. I hope this becomes a regular thing.

Lewis said...

I can't figure out whose the cutest...Wink, You, or that grape pickup.

Tricia said...

Next time you walk by that truck you must present it with one of these...
http://fourplusfourequalsten.blogspot.com/2008/06/nutz.html

cyndiro said...

This had to be Penninsula Park's finest day ever. An old-timer riding near me on the MAX afterwards told me that rose garden used to be a race track... glad the roses won!

SassyFemme said...

I really hate to say this about a dog wearing clothes, but Wink is so darn cute in that little doggy shirt.

Anonymous said...

Sunday Parkways was da bomb!
Thanks for the heads up about it, Lelo -- I had a blast!
--g