Mt. Angel Hazelnuts & German Market

Marlene, who keeps a blog at insearchofitall, likes German things, and has a special affinity for German Christmassy things. It was a no-brainer that when I heard about the Mt. Angel-Silverton Hazelnut Festival with a German Holiday Market, the person I wanted to share the day with was Marlene. The hazelnut (also called the filbert) […]

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Extended Birthday

I celebrated for five days in a row this year. I think I deserve it. 😉 My birthday was Tuesday, but I took a few days off work and began the reveling on the Saturday before. First up was an overdue visit to my friend Vladimir in St. Johns, a neighborhood of Portland. We went […]

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