Recently, we were invited over to our friends Logan and Tammy’s place for brunch. They are wonderful people, and good friends, so what could we do but heartily accept? :) Not to mention that Sunday brunch with good people is one of the best things ever invented.
They were going to make us pancakes and bacon, and we happened to have a lot of extra eggs (we get fresh eggs and milk each week from a farm near Newberg), so we took eggs, and makings for mimosas (some Argyle Oregon sparkling wine and grapefruit juice).
They live out in North Portland, and it’s a bit of a ride from our place, so we rode down to the Rose Quarter, and then took MAX down North Interstate, and then rode to their place from where we got off the MAX. Thankfully, being Sunday morning, the MAX was not at all crowded, so we had no problems getting on.
They were already starting to cook when we got there, and things were smelling good! We mixed up the mimosas and chatted while Logan fried up the bacon and eggs.
Their kitties kept an eye on us just to make sure we weren’t misbehaving.
Some delicious silver-dollar pancakes followed the eggs and bacon, and by the time we were finished, we were all quite fat and happy.
Tammy and Logan had decided earlier in the day they were going to head up to Velo Cult to check it out, and hopefully to get Tammy a front basket for her bike, so we figured we’d go with them, since we’d be going right by our place anyway. We got all packed up, and headed out!
Tammy led the way over to the Rose Quarter, and then I took over from there. We headed up through Lloyd to our place, where we stopped for the bathroom, and to give Tammy and Logan some honey and a couple of spices we had extra of. From there, Patrina (my wife) led the way up to Velo Cult.
Velo Cult just moved to Portland from San Diego, California. They set up shop in a space in the Hollywood District in Portland, and the way the shop is set up is pretty neat. There is a beer/coffee bar on one side, and an open shop space with a counter on the other. to the back of the store are the bikes and other merchandise for sale.
We got Tammy’s basket (a Wald), and then sat down and had a pint (my wife had a root beer, on tap!). We chatted for a while, and then headed out. We rode back down to Irvington together, and then parted ways, as Tammy and Logan needed to head North, and we needed to head South.
All-in-all, it was a fantastic day with good food, good drink, and great friends. Life doesn’t get much better than that.