The Other Emerald City

Ever been to that place that frequently has you a. spinning in circles like a lunatic exclaiming THIS! (as if that explains something specific) or b. makes you excited about running ten miles in the rain? Do you live there now? Oregon is this place for me. Love at first glimpse of ferns growing from tree branches. The husband and I recently forayed back to the 541 to see some fantastic and hospitable (hi Lindsay) old friends, eat a lot of breakfast, run in the rain and spend a few hours on the coast at the inn where we got hitched. Yes, that is a rainbow. No, I did not see a unicorn.