In an odd twist of events, Portland actually got some very decent sun this weekend! We hit the 70's! This rarely happens until deep into July if not August. So I was more than thrilled, and with the number of people I saw outside, so was everyone else! My family got together at Wallace Park in NW Portland on Saturday for a mini picnic and some good baby/puppy time.
|my parents doggie, Bernard. LOVE weiner dogs.|
|Gramma with baby Natalie and Bernard|
|Natalie eating greek yogurt|
My Sunday morning run was evident that the day would be great---it was already warm enough for shorts and a tee at 8am, and the waterfront was PACKED! It was gorgeous and I breezed through 5 miles like it was nothing---it's amazing how the sun can get me through a run. Then we went to 23 Hoyt for brunch, where we have gone before. Here is what we ordered this time:
|Cranberry orange scones---so yummy|
|$2 Mimosa--can't be beat!|
|Eggs Benedict. We've had this before and the hollandaise is so yummy!|
|Breakfast sandwich. two fried eggs on ciabatta with arugula, avocado, and pickled jalapenos with a side of potatoes. So delicious!|
I spent most of the afternoon laying in a lawn chair up on my roof reading The Paleo Solution, The Original Human Diet, which Jane from In the Pink and Green recommend on her blog. Lot's of learning that goes hand in hand with much of the other books I have read about the state of the American diet like Dangerous Grains, Master Your Metabolism and In Defense of Food. I'm into it because I feel like I'm leaning something, and have been trying to eliminate processed foods from my diet anyway.
|The view from my place. We LOVE our view of Portland! It is especially beautiful in the morning when the sun rises.|
What did you do this weekend? Did you have great weather if you aren't in Portland? Any good food or books?