aside from a life-endangering five minute trip down boones ferry road yesterday, we hadn't really left the house in four days. things were starting to get a little cabin fevery in the lovin house.

i thought moscow was bad at snow management. it turns out portland is worse.

we roped on the chains (the lovin/holbrook men are now pros), piled in the car (blake in the very back), and we slid and bumped and plowed our way through town to 1. the post office, 2. michael's for craft supplies, and 3. the mall.

while at 2. michael's for craft supplies, waiting in the car for the parents to finish inside, inspiration struck. and so, hamburgers:

can you believe i took a million stupid photos inside a wendy's?
yes you can?

the proper way to eat a frosty:

and then it's all gone

except for here, where it will live on forever

then comes the burger high

the burger euphoria

mom didn't have a burger. she had a salad. no dressing. she's not having a burger high.
likely she is having burger regret.

see, this is a burger high.

and then we braved the mall.

that is a whoooole other story.

five minutes after we got home, the freeways closed.

both directions.

we're just glad we made it back alive.

we think maybe we're good for another couple of days.

which is good, we're supposed to get four more inches of snow tonight.

bring it on, portland.


  1. Oh the portland cabin fever- I'm right there with you! Oddly enough we are braving the snow today also to go to Michaels but in Hillsboro. Glad your surviving it all, I hear that the snow is supposed to start melting and the rain is coming- I've never been so glad to here it's going to rain. Stay Warm!

  2. Oh my gosh, this was my first winter in Portland! 2 snow plows for ALL of Multnomah County, as I would later find out. I was living on Barbur at the time, but my aunt and uncle live down on the Tualatin River off Stafford Road and were basically trapped through Christmas!

    Kinda fun though for this rogue Californian :)


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