Tag Archives: Portland

Oregon – By the Numbers:

Oregon, state forty-seven, by the numbers: Total miles: 1,074 Total money gained: $0 Total money spent: $141.51     Gas: $73.13     Other transport: $0     Food: $40.94     Attractions: $15     Other: $12.44 Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $228.56 Total under budget: $87.05 Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $62 North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $0 ($206.50 from $100) National… Read more »

Oregon – Days 1-8: Ocean Breeze, Sweet Treats, and Keeping Portland Weird

So, fun fact: Oregon, like New Jersey, has full service gas stations. However, unlike New Jersey, I didn’t know this beforehand… So of course, I started to get out of the car while the attendant was coming to see me and it resulted in an awkward conversation wherein I kept the door half open and talked to him through the… Read more »

Maine – Day 6: Driving through the Solar System, to the First Mile, and along Scenic Roads to the Portland Museum of Art

Space fascinates me. When I was younger I was determined to be an astronaut because I really wanted see the Earth from the moon. I’ve spent many nights stargazing and I try to be on the lookout for cool space phenomena. Naturally, when I saw that Maine had a scale model of the Solar System along U.S. Route 1 I had to… Read more »

Maine – Day 2: Cobblestones, Lighthouses, and Coastlines

Today was MAGICAL. The brisk breeze, partly cloudy sky, and warmth under the shining sun were a welcome contrast from yesterday’s day long overcast sky and misty rain. Old Port, Portland, MEI started my adventure today with a trip to Old Port, the historical section of Portland still rocking cobblestoned streets. [Fun fact: it is unwise to run on a… Read more »