portland day 1: travel weary

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11:00pm eastern-home from event

1:00am eastern-finished packing, go to bed
4:20am eastern-blackberry alarm clock goes off
4:30am eastern-regular alarm clock goes off
4:40am eastern-cell phone alarm goes off
5:00am eastern-get out of bed, let dog out, shower, sit on suitcases, haul them to car
5:30am eastern-leave
6:30am eastern-arrive at bwi long term parking, catch shuttle
6:45am eastern-arrive at airport, re-pack to avoid paying the over 50 pound fee, check-in
7:00am eastern-kill time at gate

8:20am eastern-board plane
8:55am eastern-plane leaves
10:30am central-plane arrives minneapolis
11:00am central-plane boards
11:35am central-plane departs
12:35pm mountain-baby cries
1:04pm pacific-plane lands
1:15pm pacific-meet dylan, drive home
1:40pm pacific-get tour of house
2:00pm pacific-try to take nap on love sac, but don't fall asleep
3:30pm pacific-give up trying to fall asleep, get up, put 'real' clothes on
4:15 pm pacific-kelly comes home from work
5:00pm pacific-head out, see dylan's pre-marriage stomping grounds, decide to live in the pearl district if i ever move to portland, park
5:30pm pacific-brief stop in whole foods to have parking validated, then on to powell's bookstore-the bookstore that takes up an entire city block
5:45pm pacific-decide that every bookstore should take up an entire city block, start in the sci-fi/fantasy section, land an on autographed coy of a jasper fforde book, never make it out of the sci-fi fantasy section
6:30pm pacific-dinner at rock bottom brewery
7:30pm pacific-start killing time until voo-doo doughnuts opens at 10:00, wander around city, head to water front, stroll across multiple bridges, hang out on the esplanade, give up killing time
9:40pm pacific-head to voo-doo doughnuts (and wedding chapel) to find it open early and chow down on yummy doughnuts
10:00pm pacific-prop my eyes open with toothpicks, head home
11:00pm pacific-call it a night
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