After being away for 7 1/2 weeks, what could I possibly accomplish with just nine days at home? With a tour report and thousands of photos to tend to, plus other stuff that piles up, one must make priorities: visits with friends!
Dinner at Jake and Corey’s was high on the list (here are Caspar, Andrew, and Jake).
And then my friend Deb invited me and a bunch of others to help celebrate her dad’s 80th birthday in Portland. So on my shortest visit ever to my home state, we prepared quite the feast and hoisted a glass to the admirable Ray Verzasconi.