Monday, July 13, 2009

Day 17: Springfield to Portland

Ron and I got back in the car headed for Portland and our friend Mike's wedding, but before we left, I did some shopping for Elli's birthday party with my father-in-law. The drive up to Portland was traffic filled and rather frustrating. By the time we picked up Adam, too, we were half an hour late to the pre-wedding party at Mike's house. Our timing was actually pretty perfect, though, as they had just started serving dinner when we arrived. Dinner was a southern feast called Frogmore Stew. A whole mess of shrimp, sausage, corn cobs, and red potatoes strewn on a huge sheet of brown paper on a table. A new and very tasty dining experience. We got to catch up with a few friends from college whom we hadn't seen in years and then met up with our friend Dani again. It was lots of fun that my head wound up regretting a bit in the morning. At least it's a morning wedding, so I could recover with some hair of the dog. But, I'll cover the wedding in the next entry...


  1. I've wanted to try that stew experience, seems like great fun.

  2. It was excellent! I highly recommend it if you get the chance.