Dubrovnik

I was once very close in proximity to Dubrovnik while visiting Medjugorje but didn’t visit this lovely city in 1999. That was “Pre” Game of Thrones obviously. I wish I had visited it then because it was a little crowded when I was there this time but well worth it none the less. What a gorgeous city it is. The walk around the top of the wall really gave me a feel of what the old town looked like. Always go to the highest area of a town immediately upon arrival to get a lay of the land. A woman told me that long ago while visiting New Zealand and I’ve never forgotten it.

I was inside of a midevil walled city! It didn’t take much to imagine what it must have been like long ago.

It is also well worth a walk to the bus station, beautiful cliffs and a gorgeous harbor to keep an adventurer well entertained.

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Napoli…I love you

While I was only there for a few hours, I absolutely fell in love with you. I have to admit that at first I was scared of you because of the stories I had heard. Mafia, pickpockets, dirty… That is what makes you you. I felt like I was in the stereotypical Italy I had always dreamt of. People chatting, loudly, from balcony to balcony, sheets drying in the wind, love. Thank you for being so full of life. I will be back.

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International Rose Test Garden

The International Rose Test Garden in Portland Oregon was started in 1917. It is the oldest continually operated public rose test garden in the United States. There are over 650 varieties and 10,000 Rose bushes. The scent in the air is heavenly. If only someone could bottle it up… Wait… That’s called perfume!

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Donuts and bikes!!!

This morning I met my supper club for…. Donuts! They hit up 3 donut shops, while I only went to two. The original plan was 5, but the sugar got the best of us. Round trip on bikes… maybe 8 miles, just enough to burn some deliciousness off of our thighs. It was great fun and Portland is crazy for donuts!

Nola doughnuts, my favorite was the s’mores donut!!

Blue Star

Yes, they line up for donuts!

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Shape of Speed

The Portland museum is featuring the coolest installation right now though september. It’s called, “The Shape of Speed.” Streamlined cars from the 1930’s and 40’s are the subject. I went with my meet up group that I’ve been a member of since last September. More of that in the following post! Now for some pictures…

1938 Tatra T77A

1934 Chrysler Imperial Series CV Airflow Coupe

Stayer Model 55

1937 Airomobile… Not sure why this one didn’t catch on…I think it’s cool!

1936 Stout Scarab

1938 Delahaye 135M Roadster

1939 Panhard and Levassor Type X81 Dynamic Sedan

1941 Chrysler Thunderbolt

1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Bertone Berlinetta…I could cruise through Tuscany in this!!

1938 Talbot Lago T150C-SS

1935 Bugatti Type 57 Aérolithe… This one is held together by rivets because the metal is Elektron…a highly flammable magnesium and aluminum alloy that was difficult to weld.

A spectacular installation Portland Museum!!

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