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Friday, June 29, 2012

Portland Adventure

We've never been to Portland so it was a bonus that our friends, Stone and Twinny, was able to accompany us for a 3 days and 3 nights of shopping and great eats.

* Kimi all dressed up for Portland

We hit on the outlet store first thing in the morning which was a great idea because the people from Canada are still on the road, and we didn't find the need to spend much time lining up to pay plus we got the top pick of the stocks :)

I found some nice items and great bargains and managed to get shoes for both kids...

* Kimi loved this and wanted to wear it instead of her sandals

We don't have See's Candies in Canada and I was more than happy to get some free chocolates for tasting. Of course, I got some to take home and indulge as well.

* See's Candies

Afterwards, we went to the nearby mall "Washington Square" which had a great selections of stores as well and decided to do a mother-daughter pedicure since we are in a no-tax city. I figured it would save us a couple of pennies.

* Little Pampering 

We had dinner at the Portland Seafood Company and had a grand feast of assorted seafood for dinner. Hubby enjoyed immensely, satisfying his craving of crabs he's had for months.

* Seafood Feast

We went Downtown for our next day. I ended up buying some teas which I sampled from Teavana. It was a combination of Blueberry and Pineapple which Kimi and I really love and we tasted quite a few cups as we purchased some to make at home...

* Refreshing

...hubby also did some purchasing on the side,

We also made a stop at the Lloyd's Center Mall which had a couple of shops that was not in the previous 2 malls we went. Old Navy and Barnes & Nobles to name a few. I bought a couple of flash cards to review with Kimi for Summer vacation and it was quite handy on our long road trip home. 

* Free Balloons from Lloyd's Center

Our trip wouldn't be complete without a visit to The Cheesecake Factory right near our hotel. 
It was perfect right beside the mall and we got to do some last minute shopping while we waited.

* Everything ordered was great

Unfortunately, we ate a little too much on the main course, we couldn't bring ourselves to eat desserts. Maybe next time :)

We spent the last night getting ready for our early take off, and we had the flashcards and iphone to keep Kimi occupied.

* Iphone app that manipulates the face... 

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