from Portland and to the blogging world. Our computer's charging cord was left behind in the amazing apartment we rented so my blogging is long overdue.
Our flight to Portland got us there around midnight, after which we had to pick up luggage, rent a car, and drive to our apartment in the city. Everything went really smoothly, despite the late hour. When we walked into our rental, we were amazed and in love with our surroundings. Everything looked as good as the rental's website. The views of the city were fantastic. We were so tired, but giddy. We got to bed around 2am, and were awoken at 7am by the boys. Apparently staying up later did not help them to sleep in later. Our day was spent figuring out where we were, finding a park for the boys to play in (one of Ryan's first comments regarding Portland was, "Where's the dirt?"), drinking a lot of coffee at Stumptown, and taking a nap.
Our living room
View from the dining area
The website for our rental had promised a rooftop deck, on site movie theater, gym, and 24 hour concierge service. Everything looked just as good in person.
After we fully checked our our digs for the week, Phil told me that all my internet research for places to stay had really paid off. We loved it.