- We're still impressed by the snow-covered mountains visible from our neighborhood... in the middle of July.
- We can't get enough of the ocean.
- Every winter day that we can wear sandals and shorts with our fleece jacket (most any winter day) is deeply appreciated.
- The absence of mosquitos ... well I don't have to explain how happy we are about that.
On the other hand, being foodies, we miss Minneapolis food. Until just this year we couldn't define Mpls food, and it's still surprising when we realize that the signature dishes of that Scandinavian town are Italian...
...and BBQ. Go figure.
(I'll explain Al Capone's Italian influence on the city later.) Buffalo Wings are another food that Mpls does well, and Oregon seems to overlook, but a recent trip to the fairly new Buffalo Wild Wings (at The Streets of tanasbourne, Beaverton) satisfied that craving.
Here's a picture I took of my most recent visit to Famous Dave's BBQ.
Here is Rachel and the rack of ribs that we shared that day at Dave's. This was taken in 2006.
Yeah, it's been that long.
... now if only Dave's would open a location here in Oregon...