Day 208 – To Die For


About six blocks away from our house is a brew pub by McMenamins.  Most McMenamins pubs have a historical significance in the area it is located.  The one near us is known for it’s previous business – it was a funeral home from the mid-1930s until it was converted in the pub in 2005.

My mother-in-law came over for dinner.  We had all agreed we would just walk to a nearby restaurant, and we decided she might enjoy a burger and beer before returning to Mexico.  (This made me happy because I got to have a good microbrew.  If you are ever at a McMenamins – ask for a Rubinator which is a part Ruby and part Terminator Stout mixed.)

If you are a fan of architecture, you will fall in love with this building.  The iron work is amazing.  The brick work is fantastic as well.  I’m always blown away by how much of the original interior they kept in tact.  It makes me happy they understand and want to preserve the past.

After eating, we walked wandered back to the house.  Our neighbors had planted sunflowers which were amazing.  That yellow house in the background in ours (behind Garbanzo).

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  1. So Thor & I were driving over the Broadway bridge that day and saw you & Dot. I wanted to text you and say, “That’s a nice green shirt you have on,” so it would creep you out – but then I realized I forgot my phone. We both agreed it might be just a little TOO creepy coming from Thor’s phone. 🙂

  2. Emmy says:

    Nah, it wouldn’t have been creepy. I would have just assumed you had seen me taking pictures. Or I would have just been like, huh? Likely the latter since I didn’t have my phone one me.

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