Sunday, September 02, 2007

Vacation: Day 0, Friday Aug 31

Day 0 because it's not really a true vacation day.  Had to work until 1PM.  It still counts because the excitement is there at the start of an entire month of doing what you would do if you didn't have to work.

Great day for a round trip bike commute to work.  The 2 1/2 hour, 40 mile round trip is becomes more enjoyable when it's paired with a 5 hour work day and sunshine.  Sometimes I need to pinch myself that views like this are available most everyday.  Mount Hood pokes through the clouds and overlooks houses on the Columbia river channel.

Mount Hood

After a shower it's still early afternoon.  Heidi gets off work early too because of the Labor Day weekend and she's got a great boss.  After a few beers enjoyed on the back deck we decide it's time to try Apizza Scholls, a small family run pizza joint.  We'd heard it was good but what we experienced blew us away.  Great beers and awesome pizza.  They take special care to make the dough each day and cook it in special ovens over 600 degrees.  That ended up with a perfectly crispy pizza.  They didn't open until 5PM and this was the line to get into the place at quarter to.

The line to get in Apizza Scholls 

We spent a good 2 hours there and decided to end the day by relaxing at home.  The day certainly seemed longer with the shortened work day.  I could get used to this...

Later

1 comment:

elc said...

Rick you must have a great boss too if you get off at 1PM on Friday's.