Portland Day 2

December 23rd, 2009
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Believe it or not there are still a few more travelogs to share and amazingly I got an 808 Pride post too... from da mainland!

Well Day 2 in Portland was a go go go day. We woke up pretty early to drive over to Tillamook (2 to 2 ½ hour drive) because it was a "touristy" thing to do.   :razz:   If you don't know or nevah heard about them, check out your local grocery store's cheese section.   :wink:

With all da suggestions coming in about Portland, dis place popped up a few times and even my MIL (mother-in-law) suggested we head down there. They not only have cheese but they make their own fudge and ice cream too! Yummmmm.

Hea's a mo'olelo dat I really didn't want to share but being da king of WWD! moments it would have been wrong if I didn't.

Da drive to Tillamook is pretty scenic if da weather was clear. You get to see some breathtaking views of farmlands, different crops and nature - if you're into dat kind of thing. As we left da city, there was fog all around (could have been clouds) and visibility was at most about 50 yards. Da fields all around were hard to see and we were anticipating worse as there rain was in da forecast and da drive had us going through da mountains.

Once we entered da long drive through da mountains, da clouds (fog) lifted and it was just anoddah day in country paradise. We saw some podunk areas and we saw some really elaborate farm houses, both just like in da movies. Da drive had me wide-eyed as I enjoy scenic drives and scenery more than da destination itself at times. Da winding roads allowed us to slow down - although da 'locals' were ripping it - to take in some sights even though it was only a two lane road (one in each direction) da whole way down!

Once out of da mountains it was a straight shot to Tillamook for a good handful of miles and one of da ODDest sights I've seen was at least five trucks with surfboards on da roof (WWD! And you guys call ME pupule for wearing shorts).  I wanted to follow them but Da Wife would have made me walk back. 

Aftah I let a couple of cars pass us by, Da Wife soon noticed - and mentioned - dat da speed limit signs had dropped from 60 to 35 so I took my foot off da accelerator to slow down and being dat it was near freezing temperatures I decided to let da car slow down on it's own. Soon aftah there was a small dip in da road going below train tracks and once we got back ovah to da plateau, da town soon popped up and visible instantly in da distance.

Da Wife noticed a 25 sign on da side of her eye.... and a sheriff.   :shock:

I looked in da rear view and saw him pull out of nowhere with his lights on. I knew it was for me.  :sad:  I didn't hesitate and immediately pulled ovah.

SHERIFF:     "The speed limit here is 25. There's a sign about 20 yards past the bridge, did you not see it?"
BL:     *pidgin off*   "No sir. Sorry, I didn't notice it. We noticed the change to the 35 sign coming from the highway and started to slow down and then my wife had noticed the 25 after the bridge. I didn't want to jam on my brakes and slide so I was trying to slow down gradually without locking up anything. "
SHERIFF:     "You're entering the town so we need people to slow down. It's a $300 fine. Can I have your license?"
BL:     *already had it out ready*
SHERIFF:     *Santa Claus like figure just missing da long beard bends down a little to look in the car*   "Who's this person next to you?"
BL:     "My wife."
SHERIFF:     "You got a beautiful wife there and I can say that because I'm old enough to be her grandfather. Let me give you a few words of advice. Always listen to her and two words you need to memorize, 'Yes dear'. How long have you been married?"
BL:     "Two and half years."
SHERIFF:     "I've been married for 47 and lived by that advice and done good. Now I can give you a $300 ticket or you can do two things for me."
BL:       *nods in disbelief*
SHERIFF:     "First, I need you to put your head down towards your wife and second......young lady, give you husband a big smack on the back of his head."
DA WIFE: "Certainly!"

Da sheriff was very very cool - not just because he didn't give us (me) a ticket but he didn't have an attitude nor was he rude. Maybe it was because he never saw a Hawaii license or two scared asians (one in shorts) sitting in a Ford but he kindly instead gave us a few words of advice for married life.

Maybe he was Santa Claus.    :wink:

 

 

  
  
Da day started off with anoddah "breakfast" at Voodoo Doughnut
 
 
 

Doughnut challenge... and boy was I hungry!
 
 
I was surprised by da amount of homeless out on da streets but dis was pretty bad
 
 
 
 

Their infamous "voodoo" doughnut
 
 
 
Their infamous "giant" doughnut. Trust me, dis buggah is REALLY HUGE!
 
 
 

Da Wife had a plain chocolate doughnut but I asked da workah wat was his favorite and dis was it: chocolate covered oreo and peanut butter and I tink maple syrup
 
 
 

Gotta love dat sign   :grin:
 
 
 
 

Welcome sign
 
 
 

They are proud of their cows
 
 
 
 

Fully automated and only about five plant workahs on duty
 
 
 

Weighing da cheese to da exact ounce
 
 
 
 

Grilled Tillamook cheese and chowder
 
 
 
 

Talk about high tech... I guess da original "bell" didn't cut it
 
 
 
 

Funny slogan
 
 
 
 

Can you believe dis was only $3? From left to right: Espresso mocha, root beer float and Tillamook strawberry
 
 
 
 
 
WOW! A bit of Hawaii is nevah too far away.
 
 
 

Have you evah seen a stop sign IN da road?
 
 
 
 

It's icy cold down there
 
 
 

Can you believe dat is da Pacific and dat sign is just "weird" to see
 
 
 
Da drive back we found dis.... a footbridge and to da right is a pool to wade in and you can't see it in da pic but there's a swinging rope too. If I had brought a towel I would have definitely gone polar bear dipping!
 
 
 
 

You can barely see it but right below my thumb is a snowflake
 
 
 

No, da background isn't fake. We found anoddah waterfall semi-hidden... nature at it's best
 
 
 
 

I've been in snow but dis was sooo different. It wasn't wet snow or heavy snow, it fluttered down lightly (like da movies) and didn't melt wen it hit your skin or even da ground.
 
 
 
 

Dis was one of two "nearest" outlets in Portland and it's about a 40 minute drive. There are oddahs but da drive is long. We did da most damage at dis outlet.  :grin: 
 
 

Hawai'i no ka oi yeah?
 
 
 

They have dis really neat treehouse
 
 
 
We had dinner at Toro Bravo - a very hip, popular and crowded establishment dat serves up pinchos, tapa or paella type plates. It's a family style eatery and definitely not one if you're looking to pound - it's more of a "try everything" kind of thing. Since da food is served in small plates, they "time out" your food so you're not sitting and waiting. You're eating steadily and not having all da plates come out at once. It's mostly Spanish based dishes and there are some really creative menu items which Da Wife really enjoyed but me? It was... weird.
 
 
 
 
Duck liver mousse terrine with morels & house made sidra mustard 
 
 
 
Druken pork with heirloom shell bean stew
 
 
Paella Toro with chorizo, chicken, shrimp, clams & mussels
 
 
 
 
SHOUT OUT:   It's dat time of year and for those faithful WWD! readers you're in luck! If you're interested in free homemade kim chee, let me know asap as there are only a limited quantity available. Da pickup is Thursday Dec 24th at The Honolulu Advertiser building on Kapiolani Blvd BEFORE 1pm. If you can't make it, let me know and I can drop off as long as it's between town and Pearl City.
Da catch?
You need to pay it forward by helping anyone out - a friend, family member, co-worker, stranger. It's as simple as holding a door open for somebody or paying a compliment. If you put a smile on their face, consider it paid.   :grin:  
Snooze you lose.
Braddah Lance Kwon
 
 
 

48 Responses to “Portland Day 2”

  1. islandgirl in nc:

    Been following you on your trip around the NW... awesome pictures and thumbs up for trying all kinds of places. I gotta say the story about the sheriff and your encounter with him was heartwarming. So maybe there is a Santa Claus out there (oh, and you got a super wife who can get you out of speeding ticket situations!) :) Have a Mele Kalikimaka!


  2. jaydee:

    Great pics and a great story of your "non-speeding ticket".

    Freezing cold and you still in shorts! Typical local boy! :)


  3. hemajang:

    Da bestest travel story...thanks to da wife for saving your okole. Thanks for sharing, BL, I have enjoyed your journey.


  4. sally:

    BL! Good Morning! Your Sheriff Story was better than any email forwarded story that not even you could have made that up! I had to make sure this wasn't FGF.


  5. Scott:

    Great trip and great photos BL. Man, you guys really know how to travel!


  6. Ynaku:

    *whack* I've been married for 27 years and I learned LONG TIME AGO listen to your wife. "Yes Dear" Dat sheriff is one cool dude. It did, for all intended purpose, set you straight that they no mess around with the law. Just like ova hea. Get one place that go from 55 to 45 and then 35 withing a few hundred yards. So by the time you slowing down to 45 you gotta hit da brakes and be at 35 before da sign cause da blue light stay right dea.

    That said. Enjoyed your pics. That is so cool to see actual snow flakes. So romantic.

    That pic of you and Da Wife reminds me of those K-Dramas (that my wife always watches with the same people and almost same story line but set at different time on the year and somebody always dying and and and.....) anyway that's what it reminds me. What a beautiful couple.

    OK I gotta blitz it to work. 35 miles per hour cuz. See ya.


  7. sally:

    When you wrote Tillamook, my MLCitis brain said "isn't that some food thing?"

    It's always about food.

    *still got warm fuzzies about that Sheriff Story.*


  8. hanapaa:

    Dat sheriff be COOL! Lucky foa me I nevah had bad experience wit peeps round da country or world foa dat mattah.......yet! Most peeps be cool if you give em chance.
    Luv da pic of you on dat tree in yoa shorts! Local to da max! Reminds me of one time got snowed-in in Chicago on da way to Florida. Had to hoof it to dah hotel (jus outside O'Hare) in shorts and t-shirt in one blizzard! (No can change to long pants cuz luggage still on da plane.) Had one wahine outside da lobby waiting foa her hubby pick her up and talking to him on da cell. She stay all bundled up wit her fur coat and muffler. Ova heard her saying: "Honey, you're not going to believe this but there's two gentlemen out here in nothing but shorts and t-shirts!". So I tell her: "No worry, we stay from Hawaii and nevah see snow befoa!". Lady to hubby: "Oh, they say they're from Hawaii and came to see snow!". Anyways, nice lady and long story. No axe me wat I stay trying fo say! Mele Kalikimaka!


  9. sally:

    @hanapaa: That lady actually understood what you said? I once asked (in Denver) "May I have two coffees?" and the lady told me "I recognize that accent".

    Accent?

    BL you remind me of my friend... always in shorts even when 30 degrees in Vegas. Hawaii bruddahs, I tell you. LOL


  10. M:

    Howzit BL!

    Dat sheriff was really nice. A ticket would have ruined your whole vacation.

    Great pics and tour of Tillamook.

    I can't pass on your Kim Chee, I like one and I going send masako to pick it up.


  11. sally:

    BL: What time do I come for da KimChee and where do I go? Can I park anywhere in that big open lot? Is Shauna and Rod working tmw too?


  12. Ynaku:

    sally park in the lot the the left of the building. Send mine via the Super Ferry :(

    I always miss out on da kim chee. One day one day :P


  13. onecupcoffee:

    Thanks for sharing about your trip! Wow, home made kim chee! Wish I was on Oahu so I could try some of your famous kim chee!


  14. B:

    das one cool story. great trip too. you should start" WWD tours "an be one guide. guarans plenny local people go wit you.

    merry xmas to you and yours.


  15. Ocean Lover:

    FIRST I gotta get dis outta da way...........

    "I going be Uncle or what?" ;-)

    As far as your kim chee.........I'm gonna leave MY SHARE for someone else who's never had the opportunity to try some of BL's FAMOUS..........ONO.......SCRUMPDILLYICIOUS KIM CHEE! Its not too hot......a hint of sweetness......and totally different than "store bought". Everything's blended so well, I could eat a BOWL OF IT at a sitting!

    I'm busy tomorrow "playing with my meat".........a chunk of prime rib. Whatchu THOUGHT? ;-)

    Eh BL.....next time when you make your kim chee "off season".........lemme know. You have my e-mail addy................. ;-)

    OL


  16. NKHEA:

    Yooooo howzit BL :)

    WOW, looks like you had some fun ;) even wit da law 8O :lol: tanks for the pics, da one by da wata fall so cool lookin :P

    NKHEA....likey some kim chee if get any left ova, go giv'um to da udda's first


  17. KAN:

    Right on BL! Good karma on that Sheriff for letting you guys go with a warning (and good advice!) Mmmmmm, I love Voodoo Donuts. I'm glad you guys went there. And I'm jealous you got to go to Tillamook. For all the years I've been up here, I haven't been to Tillamook yet.

    @Sally, #9: I had thought I had lost all my pidgin after being up here for a few years, but I went to the main post office one day, and the clerk helping me recognized I was from Hawai`i by the way I said "street." Locals pronounce it "shtreet." The clerk had roomed with someone from Hawai`i in college, so he knew.

    MC & HNY to BL, Mrs. BL, and all da Kwonics, Lanceformers and Lurkahs!


  18. Braddah Lance:

    islandgirl in nc:
    Been following you on your trip around the NW... awesome pictures and thumbs up for trying all kinds of places.

    :grin: Yeah, funny thing about me traveling is dat 99% of da time I probably wouldn't have tried so "willingly" anything different but once I get on dat plane, it's like no holds barred. :grin:

    I gotta say the story about the sheriff and your encounter with him was heartwarming. So maybe there is a Santa Claus out there (oh, and you got a super wife who can get you out of speeding ticket situations!)

    Reminds me of a Seinfeld episode (Nicky - for those who remembah) And da whole encounter - except for da crapping in my shorts - was very touching.
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    jaydee:
    Freezing cold and you still in shorts! Typical local boy!

    Gotta represent all da hard heads out there! :wink:
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    hemajang:
    Da bestest travel story...thanks to da wife for saving your okole.

    I'm surah I'll nevah let dat one down. :razz:
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    sally:
    BL! Good Morning! Your Sheriff Story was better than any email forwarded story that not even you could have made that up! I had to make sure this wasn't FGF.

    Da real life ones usually are. :wink:
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    Scott:
    Great trip and great photos BL. Man, you guys really know how to travel!

    Das how we roll baby! :grin:
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    Ynaku:
    Dat sheriff is one cool dude. It did, for all intended purpose, set you straight that they no mess around with the law.

    True dat.... but at da same time, da bestest officers can take into account da situation and evaluate from there instead of being nonunderstanding.

    That is so cool to see actual snow flakes. So romantic.

    I know! I've seen all kines of snow but nevah da "fluffy" kine.

    That pic of you and Da Wife reminds me of those K-Dramas

    Dat's da story of my life.... everyday. :roll:
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    sally:
    It's always about food.

    Wen isn't it? Oh yeah, no fo'get da beea. :mrgreen:
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    hanapaa:
    Luv da pic of you on dat tree in yoa shorts! Local to da max!

    Da Wife wouldn't let me take a dip. I really wanted to do a Polar Bear. :sad:

    Lady to hubby: "Oh, they say they're from Hawaii and came to see snow!".

    And she nevah offah to keep you guys warm? :razz:
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    sally:
    BL you remind me of my friend... always in shorts even when 30 degrees in Vegas. Hawaii bruddahs, I tell you. LOL

    Stubborn and dumb.... dangerous combination. :lol:
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    M:
    Dat sheriff was really nice. A ticket would have ruined your whole vacation.

    Yeah. But actually I was tinking boy I had to work hard in Vegas now. :lol:

    I can't pass on your Kim Chee, I like one and I going send masako to pick it up.

    Rogah.


  19. Makiki:

    Wait a minute! I call foul! First you say "If I had brought a towel I would have definitely gone polar bear dipping!" and then you show us a snow flake on a towel - WWD?

    Love the sherrif story. Nice that you got to experience the good side of human nature!

    Alan from Makiki


  20. buddahbelly:

    Great pics, and I am still soo J. One day, I'll make the time and commitment to go. I've only seen the Pacific Northwest from the inside of the terminal at Vancouver and Seattle during layovers. Would love to see the snow. Anyway, if you get extra Kim Chee left over count me in, just let me know and I'll walk over.


  21. Ocean Lover:

    Eh BL...........thank God your wife is so pretty uddahwise you'd be OUT $300.

    :twisted:

    OL


  22. Ynaku:

    OL, I neva like say dat, but das so true :P

    Sheriff: Eh who dat in da passenga seat? (He must be one local dat moved ova dea cause dey get paid more $$$$)

    BL: My wife

    Sheriff: No lie

    BL: Fo realz

    Sheriff: She wen marry you?

    BL: Yeah why?

    Sheriff: You score yeah :P (small kine salute) Afternoon SIsta. You set Bruddah straight next time K? Have a nice day.....

    Nah nah BL j/k (or is it?) Happy days to you and Da Wife.


  23. opso:

    welcome back BL!

    ho.....cool! da story had good kine ending! :D
    i was tinking bettah not be like in da movies where tourist gets stopped by weirdo/hick highway patrolman and "off" kine stuffs ensue. :shock:

    eh.....dat stop sign in da road goes up and down? if so.....my idea of spikes popping up on solid white lines when crossed may work! ;)

    and yeah.....i agree! dat pikcha of you and Da Wife by da watah fall is winnahs! gotta enlarge and frame em! :D


  24. anklebiters:

    BL:

    AZ is somewhere between town and Pearl City - if you head East from town and go around that way :-) I'll bee waiting for my kim chee :lol:

    That was a cool trooper to give you a warning...that place sure sounds like a speed trap in the making...just waiting for someone like yourself to come speeding over the bridge. He probably took a look at your shorts and said to himself "this boy is not the sharpest tool in the shed to be in shorts in this weather, he definitely needs a break" ;-) I suppose a whack to the back of your head is a lot more acceptable than a $300 fine...one expensive fine for just going 10 over :shock:


  25. opso:

    btw.....you can give my share to some one else who neva try em yet too.

    i just got choke kim chee and banchan from da ajumma for x-mas. :mrgreen:


  26. Braddah Lance:

    sally:
    BL: What time do I come for da KimChee and where do I go? Can I park anywhere in that big open lot? Is Shauna and Rod working tmw too?

    Between 8:30a and 1pm at 605 Kapiolani Blvd. Park next to the bushes - should be the yellow stalls. Dunno and dunno.
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    Ynaku:
    Send mine via the Super Ferry

    Done already.

    I always miss out on da kim chee. One day one day

    One day............ :razz:
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    onecupcoffee:
    Wow, home made kim chee! Wish I was on Oahu so I could try some of your famous kim chee!

    SupahFerry come your way? :razz:
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    B:
    you should start" WWD tours "an be one guide. guarans plenny local people go wit you.

    Uh.... you surah about dat? They probably pay to STAY AWAY instead knowing "something" going happen. :lol:
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    Ocean Lover:
    "I going be Uncle or what?"

    We all Uncle's in Hawaii. :grin:

    As far as your kim chee.........I'm gonna leave MY SHARE for someone else who's never had the opportunity to try some of BL's FAMOUS..........ONO.......SCRUMPDILLYICIOUS KIM CHEE!

    By da looks of it, should have left ovahs so no scade contact me tomorrow if you get time.

    Eh BL.....next time when you make your kim chee "off season".........lemme know. You have my e-mail addy.................

    :grin: Rogah dat.
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    NKHEA:
    NKHEA....likey some kim chee if get any left ova, go giv'um to da udda's first

    Going get.... saving one BEEG bottle for you. :wink:
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    KAN:
    And I'm jealous you got to go to Tillamook. For all the years I've been up here, I haven't been to Tillamook yet.

    Really? Well I've nevah been to Moloka'i or Lana'i yet and if you been to either one of those places, we'll call it even. :lol:

    MC & HNY to BL, Mrs. BL, and all da Kwonics, Lanceformers and Lurkahs!

    Right back at 'cha and your Sweetie! btw, Mahalos for da Xmas card!


  27. NKHEA:

    Shoots BL, will stop by tomorrow :P tanks ;)

    NKHEA..... goin score some of "da Best" kim chee :mrgreen:


  28. Ynaku:

    Brah freeze some and bring em Hilo. Nah nah, I like fresh kine. Try FAX em to me. 1-808-you-wish


  29. David In Oregon:

    BL: That story was too funny. As I was reading it, I was thinking it was going to end with you saying, "...and I only had one phone call from jail..."

    You got lucky with the local Smokey. In a lot of those small towns, I think that's how they make their money, through speed traps.

    One of my friends lived in a small town (population of about 600). The first time I drove to his house, he warned me about the speed traps. At one point, I'm driving at freeway speeds. All of a sudden, I had to slow waaaaaaaay down, made me think I was about to drive through a school zone. Sure enough, the cops are all hiding, waiting to catch some lead foot blazing through their town.


  30. Braddah Lance:

    Makiki:
    Wait a minute! I call foul! First you say "If I had brought a towel I would have definitely gone polar bear dipping!" and then you show us a snow flake on a towel - WWD?

    Dat was a loin cloth! A very small one at dat. :lol:

    Love the sherrif story. Nice that you got to experience the good side of human nature!

    Rogah dat! Almost made wondah if there were any of those left.
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    buddahbelly:
    Would love to see the snow.

    You've nevah been?

    Anyway, if you get extra Kim Chee left over count me in, just let me know and I'll walk over.

    See above for pick up time and I'll save one for ya!
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    Ocean Lover:
    Eh BL...........thank God your wife is so pretty uddahwise you'd be OUT $300.

    Well das why I married her. :grin:
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    Ynaku:
    Sheriff: You score yeah (small kine salute) Afternoon SIsta. You set Bruddah straight next time K? Have a nice day.....

    Eh, get da story straight! SHE wen scorah! :wink: *feelin' a SOS comin' along* Oh wait - dat already happened!
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    opso:
    i was tinking bettah not be like in da movies where tourist gets stopped by weirdo/hick highway patrolman and "off" kine stuffs ensue.

    If he had missing teeth and overalls I would have taken off!

    eh.....dat stop sign in da road goes up and down?

    Nope. I no tink move at all. Das why I thought it was so strange.
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    anklebiters:
    AZ is somewhere between town and Pearl City - if you head East from town and go around that way I'll bee waiting for my kim chee

    Ok, I'll be there in about 23 months.

    That was a cool trooper to give you a warning...that place sure sounds like a speed trap in the making

    It probably was but at da same time da town does approach kinda fast right aftah so if you not paying attention you'd be blazing through. Da speed traps I no get are da ones wea you ALREADY going fast and no need slow down. :roll:

    I suppose a whack to the back of your head is a lot more acceptable than a $300 fine...one expensive fine for just going 10 over

    Well I was going a little bit fastah than 10 ovah. :roll: I guess da next time Da Wife hit me, I can charge her $300 huh? :grin:
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    opso:
    btw.....you can give my share to some one else who neva try em yet too.

    If you like you can stop by, no worries, they snooze they lose. :grin:
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    NKHEA:
    Shoots BL, will stop by tomorrow tanks

    Ok.
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    Ynaku:
    Brah freeze some and bring em Hilo. Nah nah, I like fresh kine. Try FAX em to me. 1-808-you-wish

    And hea I had it all set ready to go in da Wonkavision.
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    David In Oregon:
    BL: That story was too funny. As I was reading it, I was thinking it was going to end with you saying, "...and I only had one phone call from jail..."

    And cellmate named Bubba? :lol:

    You got lucky with the local Smokey. In a lot of those small towns, I think that's how they make their money, through speed traps.

    I am grateful. whew


  31. opso:

    BL - shoots! i going check if get any left tomorrow. and if get.....i gladly take some! :D

    neva can have TOO much kim chee y'know.


  32. aokami:

    You got da magic Hawaiian, making me like go O Rey Gon now. When I am feeling Haole, I eat Tillamook cheese on rye crackers and some wine. Smooth with the cop, props to yo wife..


  33. Rod's Big Bro:

    Aloha BL,
    Like all them pic's and da story about da cop was so funny, I guess that's why all da yobo's get flat spot on back of da head. I enjoy da kim chee so my pay back will be that you give one to someone else and put a smile on their face. I always get my share at da pahtee's.

    BTW, when in Vegas it was in da teen's with even lower with da wind chill, but shorts was the dress for da day, otherwise be sweating in long pants once back in da buildings. Okay nuff said, have a Great Christmas and an even better 2010 to you and your wife & all da Triad Ohana


  34. Kage:

    Welcome back BL.

    Again, great pictures. Love the sheriff story. Really no can make that one up.

    Hoh, wish I was working tomorrow, I would stop by for kim chee. And, I am a bit out of the way from Pearl City.... haha.
    Maybe next time we party.

    @KAN - Its funny how the littlest things we say will give away where we grew up. I try to talk my straightest English when on the mainland, yet I often run into someone that will pick up on my accent...hehe.

    Merry Christmas Everyone!


  35. David In Oregon:

    BL: glad you folks made it out to the factory outlet mall in Woodburn. I think of all the outlet malls in this part of the state, that one is the largest. The mall near my house is small. The ones on or near the Oregon Coast are all pretty small. I hope you took advantage of the no sales tax to do lots, and lots, and lots of shopping. You got to help jump start our economy. :-D


  36. NaPueo:

    Another great batch of pictures!!! Great cop story. I heard in some places they also track you from the air.


  37. David In Oregon:

    BL: You found the food at Toro Bravo weird? Lemme guess, you more of a plate lunch type guy? :-D As far as the amount of food, that's how tapas is. Think of it like Spanish pupu platter.


  38. David In Oregon:

    They have those stop signs in the parking lot of a grocery store, not far from where I live. The sign is made of some sort of flexible material that reminds me of truck mud flaps.


  39. David In Oregon:

    eh, whassap wit dat cow? Da bugga look Korean....and get cho cho lips!! :lol:


  40. David In Oregon:

    BL: You think the Keep Portland Weird thing was funny. Too bad you didn't get a picture of the Chinese restaurant in Portland....Hung Far Low. :lol:


  41. Coconut Willy:

    Which Voodoo was that? You should see the line late nights on the weekends downtown.

    I was tinking the same ting as OL and Ynaks. I think that sheriff has a thing for pretty Asian girls.

    My kids can play forever in that treehouse at Woodburn.

    More please.


  42. David In Oregon:

    eh BL: go check your email (oneeye......). I sent a Christmas one to you. :lol:


  43. David In Oregon:

    Coconut Willy: That location (the one BL went to) is right in Downtown. The other location is just across the river, in NE Portland, near 15th Ave and Davis.


  44. Coconut Willy:

    Went to Cannon Beach 2 summers ago. The nights were aboout 60 degrees and the water 40. Hard to comprehend coming from Hawaii.


  45. Braddah Lance:

    opso:
    neva can have TOO much kim chee y'know.

    I say da samething about beea. :mrgreen:
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    aokami:
    When I am feeling Haole, I eat Tillamook cheese on rye crackers and some wine.

    Now dat I gotta see. :razz:
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    Rod's Big Bro:
    I guess that's why all da yobo's get flat spot on back of da head.

    LOL! :lol:

    I always get my share at da pahtee's.

    Up to you but looks like I may have a couple left.
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    Kage:
    Hoh, wish I was working tomorrow, I would stop by for kim chee. And, I am a bit out of the way from Pearl City.... haha.

    If you in da PC area, let me know and if get leftovah can meet up.
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    David In Oregon:
    BL: glad you folks made it out to the factory outlet mall in Woodburn. I think of all the outlet malls in this part of the state, that one is the largest.

    We did da most damage there... in fact we had to back before we left to buy anoddah luggage bag! :shock:
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    NaPueo:
    I heard in some places they also track you from the air.

    Yup. It's popular in CA so I heard.
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    David In Oregon:
    BL: You found the food at Toro Bravo weird? Lemme guess, you more of a plate lunch type guy? As far as the amount of food, that's how tapas is. Think of it like Spanish pupu platter.

    Just da fusion was weird. And I not particularly a plate lunch guy... I'm a kanak attack kine guy. :grin:

    The sign is made of some sort of flexible material that reminds me of truck mud flaps.

    I avoided it anyways.

    eh, whassap wit dat cow? Da bugga look Korean....and get cho cho lips!!

    I was moo'oooing.

    Too bad you didn't get a picture of the Chinese restaurant in Portland....Hung Far Low.

    Now I know dat isn't run by a Chinese person. :wink: :wink:
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    Coconut Willy:
    Which Voodoo was that? You should see the line late nights on the weekends downtown.

    Near downtown

    My kids can play forever in that treehouse at Woodburn.

    Me too but I'd need like a watah house or watah balloons. :grin:
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    David In Oregon:
    eh BL: go check your email (oneeye......). I sent a Christmas one to you.

    Funny 'toons.
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    Coconut Willy:
    Went to Cannon Beach 2 summers ago. The nights were aboout 60 degrees and the water 40. Hard to comprehend coming from Hawaii.

    A little warm for me. :wink: :lol:


  46. 9th Island Girl:

    Sorry, late to the party again. That was a great story, and just one more reason why you should be GRATEFUL you have a beautiful and sweet wife! :)

    Love the food pictures, and the oh-so-cute picture of you two.


  47. TwoFish:

    If you have some kim chee, I would gladly meet you next week, as I have always paid forward, in hopes that people would be courteous to me when I'm in need. Today I have to get my TB read, and meet someone to get trained to cover her job when she's out in January. Seriously, if you do have (I love good kimchee), I'll be near your area next week, all week. Shoot me an email if can; no can, then next time.


  48. Braddah Lance:

    9th Island Girl:
    ...and just one more reason why you should be GRATEFUL you have a beautiful and sweet wife!

    :grin:
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    TwoFish:
    If you have some kim chee, I would gladly meet you next week

    I should have a fresh batch next week for New Years time so stay tuned.