Powell's City of Books, first thing in the morning. What a joy.
A department store's worth of books - new, used, English, Russian, picture books, antiquarian's delights. For those haven't been, imagine Vroman's on steroids - in the best way.
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Directory and maps needed and supplied.
They are comfy enough with marketing to have a small section dedicated to Portlandia.
They have an espresso machine, too. Different focus than most.
Lunch in the Mississippi section of Portland at Por Qué No?
Semi-tearful goodbyes and then on to Weed, CA, Mt. Shasta, and the Hi-Lo Motel and RV Park.
Next night - Los Padres Inn, San Luis Obispo.
The mariachis down the street wished us well as went to
Las Pilitas Nursery in Santa Margarita.
Home to sunny Southern California.
Images, unless otherwise noted, are by James M. Grimes and Roberta H. Martínez
Powell's City of Books http://www.powells.com
Por Que No? http://www.porquenotacos.com/#
The Hi-Lo Motel and RV Park http://thehilocafe.com/hi-lo-motel-rv-park/
Las Pilitas Nursery http://www.laspilitas.com
Los Padres Inn http://www.lospadresinn.com