Friday, May 01, 2009

Bienvenue à Portland

We were surprised last weekend when our  friends, of 25 years, came to Portland. The Jeguesse family from near Rouen, Normandy, France. Mom and Dad are Christophe and Delphine.  The children are Antoine 13, Clotilde 11, and Gabrielle, 6. After we picked them up at the train station Sunday morning, they picked up an SUV, checked into a hotel, and we took them out to Helvatia Tavern for lunch. They had been in Montana with the Wolleys. We  then went shopping and did some sightseeing.

Little Gabrielle had picked up a tick on his head so we took him to the emergency room at St. Vincent's Hospital. They checked them out and gave him some antibiotics. He seems fine. Since they got home, they had their own doctor check him. Better safe than sorry. Peggy met us for dinner at Sweet tomatoes. The next morning we had breakfast at their hotel and  spent the morning sightseeing again.
They are big basketball fans, so I took them  to the Rose Garden Arena to see where the Portland Trail Blazers play.  They went a little wild in the gift shop and came away with caps, shirts and jackets.
Next I took them up to OHSU in the aerial tram. I had never been up there, so it was a kick for me, too. Lunch at The Old Spaghetti Factory. They were catching th train to Seattle and then off home to France.

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