Monday, July 16, 2007

It's True!

We met Kristina! We met on Saturday night at the roof top bar at McMennamin's Hotel Oregon. Kris ordered the beer sampler tray and we all had a taste of the different styles of beer that McMennamin's offers. (Yes, even I sampled them. Some of them were okay, but I'm still not a convert.) Poor Kris and her friend Becca were exhausted from their long day of travel after a relatively sleepless night. We called it a night at about 10:30. Sunday morning we attended a Calvary Chapel church together with a nice service and a good sermon. Then we went to the best local coffee shop we could find and had the other kind of brew. It was nice to get to visit while they were more awake. What a blessing to meet one of my internet buddies. I can't wait to hear how the rest of her Oregon experiences went. T and GMJ will be taking them back to the airport on Sunday. Also, many thanks to Jennifer the bride-to-be who graciously shuttled Kris and Becca around and hung out with these people she had only just met.

8 comments:

Kim said...

Yea! Glad it all worked out.

Rachel said...

How exciting! I'm so glad you guys had the chance to meet and hang out a little bit. What a nice, long vacation you and Dennis had!

gmj said...

Well, you and Denis look rested and TAN! Kris looks happy, glad you had a good visit. Looking forward to seeing her!! Was Hotel Oregon as much fun as the ahh... other McMennamin's you stayed at?

Tracy said...

Hotel Oregon was more of a hotel emphasis than the other facilities. They have a lot of rooms there. Besides the hotel, there are two bars (the rooftop and the cellar), a restaurant and a pool hall. There's also a soaking pool on site, but I didn't see where it was. No theater, which was a little disappointing. But the quirkiness was the same with murals on the walls everywhere. Definitely in keeping with the McMennamin's style. Would definitely go back.

Nixter said...

How awesome - wish I could have come and hung out and had a beer sampler. How fun fun fun!!!

Martha said...

Love the photo! I'm so glad you were able to take an extra day to be in Portland and meet Kristina!

kristina said...

Oh Tracy, what a nice post, thank you. I had fun too. You and Denis are so sweet. I still can't believe I have met you. I thank God for that.

Today is the day before the wedding. Jennifer is so excited. She is a sweetheart. It was very nice of her to hang out with us.

Two days from now I will get to meet T and GMJ. How exciting is that? I love it. Makes me think anything is possible.

Priscilla said...

How cool is that!!!!!!?