Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Go Boston Bruins!! Stanley Cup Finals! Tonight!!

While I was in Vancouver Canada, the Boston Bruins stayed where I was staying. They were in Vancouver to play the Canucks in game 5 of the Stanley Cup Series.

Several of us on the tour stopped, cheered, and took photos of the team leaving to go play Game 5.
Thought I would share the photos with you.

The Boston Bruins were great about signing autographs for the children in the lobby.  Not many of the players rode the bus to the game; most of them left the hotel in a very discreet manner in different taxis.  The Boston Bruins lost that night.  

Many of the Canucks fans watch the game on several outdoor screens in Vancouver.  Several Vancouver streets were closed as a safety measure for the fans.  Our tour was driving through downtown Vancouver right after the Canucks won. The Canucks' fans were celebrating everywhere with "high-fives", cheers, and car honking!! I wish I had a picture of the sea of people down one of the streets, from where they had watched the game.  It was quite an awesome sight!  Hockey is the National Sport in Canada.

Good Luck Boston Bruins!! Final Game tonight in Vancouver!

Thank you for following my adventures!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

First Thursday in Portland Oregon

I have been on a wonderful trip from Portland, OR to Vancouver, British Columbia Canada called "A taste of the Pacific Northwest" by Tauck Tours.

On Thursday, June 2, my Aunt Carolyn and I  arrived in Portland.  According to the local weather people, it was the warmest weekend the region had experience since October 2010.

Portland is an easy city to get around in, and the local people are very friendly and helpful.  If we needed directions or asked for any dining suggestions, the people of Portland were quite gracious.

Portland, OR offers a  free time to explore museums and art galleries on the first Thursday of the month. (I understand there is a first Wednesday by invitation only and a first Friday of the month in a different area of the city.)  Lots of people were out to explore and enjoy the evening. 

I would like to share a few items I saw as I explored the art galleries and sipped wine during Portland's First Thursday.  It was a beautiful first night in the lovely City of Portland.

So Scary at first and then so Wide-Eyed!!

So lovely, and could be displayed anytime of the year!

I would like to have Mr Rabbit in my living room.
 Areosol cans sprayed white inside a copper heart.
I want to say THANK YOU to my Wonderful Neighbor, Allison (Alli), from Refunk My Junk.  On the morning I left town, Alli  gave me a shout out showing the bedside tables I had refurblished on her blog.  Alli  paints furniture, gives painting lessons and she will customize furniture for your space.  Please stop by Refunk My Junk and let her know I sent you, follow her blog and join her on Facebook. Stop the car and visit her booth at Beaucoup Boutiques in Edmond, OK.  She has wonderful "Refunked" Furniture and other eye-catching items.  Thanks Neighbor!

I had a great time on my trip.  I am glad to be home and I will share more soon.

Have a great week!  Please follow me in my adventures!!  I love your comments!