Sunday, June 28, 2015

Kelly Point

After the complete failure of driving to Three Pools along Opal Creek on Saturday to only find it overrun with drunk idiots with glass bottles everywhere we decided to stay local and find some water for Leo to cool off in.  We first tried a couple beaches along the Columbia but dogs were forbidden so we instead made our way out to Kelly Point, which is the convergence of the Willamette River into the Columbia just north of the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland.  

We spent the next hour or so walking around the point of land with Leo and “encouraging” him into the water to cool off.  He’s not a big fan of swimming so much of it was me carrying him out to the water and having him swim back to Emily at the beach.  We saw a couple wakeboard boats on the river and one was anchored right off the beach… certainly gave Emily and I a few ideas!  So… after a weekend of failure after failure, we were able to finally get Leo cooled off in a river!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Three Pools

Emily and I today drove 2 hours from Portland to check out these Pools along Opal Creek.. what a mistake.  Took these photos in 5 minutes, then walked away and drove all the way home.  = FAIL.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday Parkways

This Sunday was the North Portland Sunday Parkways so Emily, my mom, and I joined Tom, Andrea, Everett, Eric, Arley, Katie, and a few others for the afternoon bike ride stopping at various North Portland Parks throughout the early afternoon.  It was Everett’s first time out on a bike ride so it was a big day for the Spaul family.  

Highlights included a dog wearing doggles on a double decker bike, the same little girl as last year on her unicycle and a stop at a winery out of a guys garage!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Night Flights

Tonight my mom had talked us into joining her at the Alberta Rose Theatre for an aerial acrobatics show entitled Sea of Dreams.   Chris Holm was coming up to visit so he joined us as well.  At first the story line was absolutely crazy and the dorky overacting almost had me ready to leave my seat for the whiskey bar down the road, but then… the acrobatics started with some great EDM music and I decided to stick around.  

Overall it was a pretty cool performance, but I wish they had completely just left out the dialogue between changing out the rope systems and just played good music to fill the time instead.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Ashley’s Wedding

Ashley,  one of Emily’s best friends from high school was having her wedding on Martha’s Vineyard at a Yacht Club.  To be completely honest Emily and I were expecting this to be a “big money wedding” because lobster was on menu, but to our surprise it was incredibly planned, amazingly beautiful, and probably even cost less than our wedding!  And it couldn’t have been at a better location!   Read on..

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Time with our Nieces

Between weddings Emily and I got to finally really spend some quality time with our new nieces.  We got to go with Sophie to her morning book reading, as well as a morning music class where all the children played with toys and sang various songs.  Sophie is still very much attached to Jen at all times but slowly she opened up to both Emily and I when we got to play with her at their house.  Read on…

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Sarah and Danny’s Wedding

Emily and I flew home for a week and a day for two East Coast weddings.  The first was Danny and Sarah in Connecticut and the second was Ashley and Matt on Martha’s Vineyard.  In between we had a very relaxing week with Emily’s family, our nieces, and even a long overdue visit with Kenny in Boston.  Read on…