We started out the day with a fancy breakfast at a french restaurant called La Provence.
I should note that I have eaten at fancy, expensive restaurants like La Caille, in Utah. La Caille is good, and it has a beautiful atmosphere, but there was something about this restaurant that made me feel like I was in Paris. They brought us a croissant with jam and a fancy brie cheese. We were seated in the outdoor seating, and between the outdoor atmosphere, the gentle breeze and the taste of the croissant and cheese, I had Deja Vu to when we were in Paris. I have never had that strong of a feeling that takes me back somewhere, but this restaurant really brought that to me. I know that the restaurant is actually trying to emulate Provence, France and not Paris, but I haven't been there, so for me it took me back to Paris.
The first major landmark of the day was the Portland Temple. We have been going on a tour of all the LDS temples near us and we love to make the temple part of many of our vacations. This temple was really beautiful.
When we got out, we had to snag a picture of us in front of the store. I didn't buy tons of books, I limited myself to books that were either out of print, hard to find elsewhere or were cheaper because they were used. (They had both new and used books in the store.) Below is a picture of me with one of my spoils.
Mormons. That's who.
|Robyn posing with delicious pizza.|
|Me with delicious pizza. (And my pitcher of water.)|
|Showing off my delicious find.|
|Look at that cutie and her ice cream.|
The next morning it was time to begin the long drive home. We stopped off at one last landmark on the way out of town.
I wanted to go to Multnomah Falls. It's been on my bucket list for a long time. We had tried a few days earlier when we were done backpacking, but the parking lot was so packed that we would have had to park miles away. We figured we'd give it a go early in the morning in hopes that there would be at least one parking spot.
We got there pretty early and the parking lot was less than half full. So we got to make the super short hike to see it all.
|By the sign on the way in.|
|Looking up at the falls|
|Selfie on the bridge|
|The waterfall from the bridge.|
|An animation from Google|
|A fancy version from Google.|
Our total time at Multnomah Falls was probably less then 30 minutes. After that, we got back on the road and drove to Boise. Our final landmark of the trip was the Boise Temple.
|Here's a fun silhouette of the temple.|
Unfortunately, that meant our trip was over. That also means I'm done blogging about our trip. I know that saddens your soul.