The Sky’s the Limit: Photographs of Aviation, Air Travel and Airports

March 27, 2010

Last time we flew to/from Portland International Airport I thoroughly enjoyed the aerial photography display of Portland by various photographers. I jotted down the websites of two of the photographers whose work I really admired before we had to run to our plane.

The first one is Bruce Forster at – plan to spend some time viewing his wonderful images on his website! I love the symmetry in his work.

The second one is Daniel Root. His on-line portfolio is very different from his work on display at the airport in that it is totally people oriented. My favorite photo is in the People portfolio and it is the one of the grandfather and child having great fun on the beach. It is a wonderful portrait! I do wish he would add a portfolio of his airport work as well. Ha! I love googling! I found his blog which has some of his work that was at the airport! Yes! See the rest of his blog here!

Other exhibitors I found by googling:
I found Jon Ferrey’s work on his Facebook page. Here’s the photo gallery of his shots. I especially like the plane shadow and the highway interchange photos.

Here is an article about the exhibit on – From your toolbar click edit, find and paste in: “The Sky’s the Limit” Aviation Photographs at Portland International Airport – That should get you to the blog about it quickly.

The Sky’s the Limit: Photographs of Aviation, Air Travel and Airports

An exhibition of photographs by regional artists with an aviation theme.
Through July, 2010

Concourse A at Portland International Airport

(Concourse A is beyond security and access is available to ticketed passengers only).

Check out more ideas and activities to do with kids on by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too!

Portland’s Chinatown in Spring

March 23, 2010

Today I read my Sunset Magazine from cover to cover. Got on-line to hopefully find the First Person article by Anne Lamott but instead I found the article on Portland’s Chinatown in Spring with all the cherry blossoms blooming: Portland day trip: Old Town Chinatown. Sounds like great fun. I do love Portland.
Portland is very kid and family friendly. This Deliciousbaby link has some good ideas. Our family has enjoyed the Children’s Museum, the Oregon Zoo and Powell’s Book Store. Some other suggestions are on Disney’s site. is even more plentiful. That should keep you full of ideas for a while!! Have fun!!

Check out more ideas and activities to do with kids on by the author of the award-winning children’s book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! 🙂

Giant Corn Mazes

October 11, 2009

Giant Corn Mazes are getting more and more popular as an October or Halloween family activity. Grandson Austin and the rest of the family went to the pumpkin patch and giant corn maze this weekend. I did some more research and came up with some fun Giant Corn Maze websites. So here they are below!

Visiting Corn Mazes with Kids – Photos as well
Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches in the State of Oregon
Portland, OR Family Fun Mazes and Patches
The Corn Maze Pumpkin Junction 10 acre maze – Train Ride & a Maze!
Kackleberry Farm in Louisville, GA
Depner Farms in Caseville, Michigan – Haunted Dino Maze and Maze-O’-Saurus
Cows-n-Corn 9 acre maze, Washington, DC
Kelley Farms in Lexington, KY – giant corn maze & pumpkins
Past Mazes at Pendleton’s Country Market in Lawrence, KS – Pumpkin Patch this weekend
Corn Mazes in the US
Corn Mazes in Canada
Corn Mazes in the UK

May is National Bike Month

May 11, 2009

The League of American Bicyclists website has a list of the Bike Friendliest States. The top five states are Washington, Wisconsin, Maine, Oregon and Minnesota. Bike On!!

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