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Memorial Weekend – 1 Year Anniversary

Timothy Lake
Timothy Lake
Memorial Weekend

I can’t believe that a year has passed already since my move to Portland. Time has gone so fast and I can nearly say to the hour of the day what I was doing this time last year (chilling out with my cousin in Newport! 🙂 ). I had moved here right on Memorial weekend and my timing couldn’t of been better. Last year I did the Rose Festival thing and drank my way through all of the breweries the city had to offer. 2017’s weekend went slightly different. Continue reading “Memorial Weekend – 1 Year Anniversary”

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Tedx PDX

Tedx PDX
Tedx PDX
Tedx Portland

Since I joined Inavero, I’ve been waiting to go to Tedx in Portland. Rosemarie, my old manager in Adecco had told me about it before and I was really looking forward to seeing some speakers. The event definitely did not disappoint. I was warned to have tissues at the ready because the day itself is an emotional rollercoaster.

Ted began in 1984 as a conference where speakers came and spread beautiful ideas in 18 minutes or less. Tedx is community based with a Ted-like experience. It first came to Portland 7 years ago and has built a crowd from 700 to 3000 filling out the Keller Auditorium. I honestly didn’t know what to expect but the day went seamlessly. I was skeptical of the organizers  ability to sit, feed and water 3000 people but they managed it doing a great job. Continue reading “Tedx PDX”

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A Paddy in Colorado

Flatiron, Chutaqua Park, Boulder
View from Flatiron 2, Chautaqua Park, Boulder
Paddy’s Weekend in Fort Collins

I recently (well nearly a month ago now) took a trip to Colorado to visit two awesome friends of mine, Shannon and Erin. Our story is a great one but that’s for a whole different post. 🙂 Anyhow, they invited me over to visit them in Colorado for Paddy’s weekend, so how could I refuse? I booked my flight with United (eek) and packed my bag.

The two lovely ladies themselves live in a beautiful little city called Fort Collins. It was really easy to get here from Denver airport with ‘Green Ride‘. They’re a shuttle service who bring you to Fort Collins and Loveland with up to 18 services a day for each destination. Shannon fair play to her, organized this all for me and met me in Loveland near enough midnight (thanks United for the 2.5 hr delay).

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My Love, My New York – Part 2

Central Park, New York
Central Park, New York
Spending dollas in the citay

I am the worst at keeping up with this – if I could fire myself I would.

So, my last post was about traveling on a budget around the wonderful New York City. This one is going to be a wee bit shorter but has some cool night huts and places to eat that I came across while I was there. I probably wouldn’t have ventured towards them if it wasn’t for himself but really glad I did. Sure why not treat yourself! 🙂

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