Well, I should be on a plane headed for Portland right at this moment, but instead I'm at home standing in the blaring sunlight writing this. Weather delays. One of the very few things that get on my nerves (it's too windy today). I'd say 4 out of every ten times I come or go from here I'm delayed in some fashion, often till the following day. It's not so much the weather that irks me, it's the whole throw a wrench in the plans and the hassle of rebooking. I've been inconvenienced because it's been too snowy, too cloudy, too windy and because some radar thingy was out of order for a few weeks (I had to fly out of Vail on that occasion). Drives me nuts.
Now this has nothing to do with the aeroport itself ... that I really like. It's very small and therefore has a short security line and it's very close to town. So close in fact that I walk or ride my bike in the summer. Know anyone else who rides their bike to the aeroport? Didn't think so. I also noticed today that they got rid of the millimeter wave scanning machine. They had it in February so they must've ditched it recently. They just had plain old metal detectors. I'm down with that.
I don't have much planned for the visit. Mostly just hang out with the family. It's suppose to be real nice weather! One day I do have to go to a UNFI table top show where hundreds of vendors showcase the latest and greatest grocery products. Kind of a circus really, especially since these days I'm all about fresh foods, but it is my 'profession' so I guess it's best to keep abreast of all the happenings.
The Paleo food cart that opened in Portland last June (I visited and blogged about it a year ago) now has two more locations, one just opening this week (the carts are called Cultured Caveman). That's an encouraging sign I must say. I wonder if Portland, or any other city for that matter, is ready for an indoor Paleo/Primal restaurant?