We started the day meeting a high school classmate of AmyRuth's and her family in a local park. After the kids got acquainted, we headed off to a local place for breakfast biscuit sandwiches and cinnamon rolls - yum! Then we all went off to the zoo. The animals were mostly resting, but a polar bear, even when napping, is impressive.
After we said our goodbyes, we headed off to Powell's Books where we may have gone a bit overboard. The line at Voodoo doughtnuts was still too long to brave so we are holding out for them in Seattle.
After a quick stopover at the hotel we introduced the kids to Sweet Tomatoes - a favorite from Arizona days. Then we headed to the North Clackamas Aquatic Center where we spent a couple hours in the wave pool and on the water slides. With luck the kids are so worn out they won't move a muscle in bed. (Unlike the thrashers we slept with last night.)
Tomorrow we bid goodbye to Portland and head for the northern most point of our trip - Seattle - before we head east to Idaho. More soon!