The gr8ful grind: March 2014

Let go of anger; It's an acid that eats away the delicate layers of your happiness

The reverse side has also its reverse side

Monday, March 31, 2014

A log cabin out on the lone prairie. Fort Rock, Oregon; June, 2012.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The art nouveau feel outside Le Train Bleu restaurant inside Gare Du Lyon seems to take one back to the Belle Epoch. (Click on the photo for more deatil) Paris, France; Septembrer, 2013.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Space Needle rises high over the Experience Music Project and the rest of the city. Seattle, Washington; January, 2014.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Now don't get your feathers ruffled! A couple of denizens of the Oregon Country Fair. Elmira, Oregon; July, 2013.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

We don't know about you, be we here at The Grind are rather tired of wintery ole weather and are eager for Spring to bring color and warmth. So we decided to bring some colorful flowers into The Grind. Clackamas, Oregon June, 2013.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Without a doubt, our favorite restaurant in town here at The Grind is Nuestra Cocina. To say it is a Mexican restaurant is to say Paris is another French city. It's a very good place to eat, serving not your average Mexican plates. In any case, owners Ben and Shannon just celebrated the restaurant's 10th anniversary, and since we've been going there for 8 of those 10 years, we couldn't miss the celebration. To mark the occasion, there was even a Mariachi band on hand. (Click the photo for more detail) Portland, Oregon; March, 2014.

Friday, March 21, 2014

You typically modest palace room. (Click the photo for better detail) Palace at Versailles, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Puppy posers on a sunny day. Portland, Oregon; March, 2014.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

A long-serving cemetery in Old Town. The graves here show people buried in the 1700s (old by US standards, anyway). Alexandria, Virginia; March, 2014.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This pelican has been posted. Pensacola, Florida; August, 2013.

Monday, March 17, 2014

I ran across this fellow at the Saturday Market this past weekend. I gave him $1. Keep Portland weird. Portland, Oregon; March, 2014.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Somewhere along the Rue de la Grange BateliƩre in the 9th arrondissement. (Click the photo for more detail) Paris, France; September, 2013.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bread and baguette offerings at Le Pain Quotidien Bakery and Communal Table. (Click the photos to check the prices) Alexandria, Virginia; March, 2014.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Torpedo Factory Art Gallery sits on the Potomac waterfront. Guess what it use to be...Alexandria, Virginia; March, 2014.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Colonial house turned into an Old Town restaurant. Alexandria, Virginia; March, 2014.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Last week, we here at the Grind spent several days working in Alexandria, Virginia, and did manage to take some photos despite the Polar Vortex that hit while we were there. So we're going to inflict Alexandria on you Grinders here this week. This one is a snag of the US Capitol building across the Potomac River. Alexandria, Virginia; March, 2014.

Friday, March 07, 2014

There's still lots to do on a rainy day; like visiting the Centre Pompidou! Paris, France; September. 2013.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Here's another one from our last trip across the high Cascades range. Rural Clackamas County, Oregon; February, 2014.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Little house on the high desert. Fort Rock, Oregon; June, 2012.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

A popcorn umbrella. Granville Island Market, Vancouver, BC, Canada; April, 2013.

Monday, March 03, 2014

We here at The Grind are waiting patiently for Spring, but it can't come too soon. So for now, we'll just have to be content to look at photos such as the one of these sunflowers. Terrebonne, Oregon; October, 2013.