I'm blogging from Vancouver, Washington. I live in the downtown area, which puts me less than 10 miles from downtown Portland, Oregon. I *love* the proximity to everything Portland has to offer, but there is a small contingent of weirdos who get a tad offended when Vancouver is referred to as a suburb of Portland. And of course, there are also those in Portland who turn their noses up to living "north of the river," hence the affection nickname Vantuckey. Which I kind of love.
Because I apparently have no control over how images load into this blog, in no particular order I bring you some highlights from Vancouver.
Esther Short Park, a beautiful example of urban renewal in downtown Vancouver. This is a beautiful one mile stroll from my home.
The park is home to an awesome Farmers Market on weekends. Fabulous artisans and vendors, fresh produce and delicious food.
I live on the Renaissance Trail along the Columbia River. It's a gorgeous running/biking/walking pathway and my route to downtown.
I am right across the road from the national park and historic fort at Fort Vancouver. There's always something happening there. And there's nothing quite as lovely as a stroll through Officers Row.
Besides all that Vancouver has to offer, I also love being close enough to Portland to enjoy the Oregon Brewers Festival, The Portland Rose Festival and all of the cool stuff that is always happening here in the Pacific Northwest.
Welcome to Vancouver! Hope you brought your rain boots and a hat... thanks for stopping by my blog! If you're not here from Blog Trotting, go check them out!
I'm in the midst of a photo tour of our new home now that we are COMPLETELY UNPACKED AND MOVED IN. Did you hear that? I said COMPLETELY UNPACKED AND MOVED IN. Seriously. xox.