We have lived in Washington for 8 years. And driven through Portland who knows how many times. But in all that time never visited. It is embarrassing We have avoided a large city only a short 2 hours away from us. That just isn't in our exploratory nature!
Dave had a long weekend and the kids were off school so we decided it was time. Every time we go on vacation though I am always reminded that all my kids need is a short stay in a hotel, so they can jump on bed, swim and have a great big yummy breakfast. It's that simple.