Prepping for Portland

29 Jul

I’m going to be on the road again this week, heading to Portland, OR, to teach at a WFTDA Officiating Clinic. I’m excited to go to Portland because that part of the country has some really great officiating, and I rarely get the opportunity to work there.

While I’ll be going over lesson plans this week, I’m also prepping for another Portland occasion: Shopping at Powell’s. I’ve been to Portland a couple of times, and Powell’s is always my number one destination. A bookstore so large you need a map to navigate it? Yes, please!

Last time the Boy and I went to Powell’s, I wanted to make sure I could get all of our book purchases home, so we actually packed used books that we sold back to the store. Anything the store didn’t want, we left in our hotel room for other guests to enjoy. Not only did we have enough room in our suitcases, we also ended up getting a good $40 in store credit, which covered a nice little portion of our shopping list.

This trip I’d like to do the same thing. I’ve only got five books in my “to sell” pile, but I’ve got potentially three more that I can plow through before I go. To me this means I’ve got a nice, enjoyable week of reading ahead. Who could ask for anything more?

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