On August 8th, we had basically two goals and that was to go to Powell's Bookstore in Portland, a favorite destination for Maiko and Toby's, as well as get back to Seattle in time to have dinner with Allen. On the way up to Portland from Bill's place in Eugene, we started texting with another old friend of Toby's who was going to be in Portland about the same time we were. Therefore, we were lucky to be able to spend an hour or so at Powell's catching up with Shelby and her beautiful girls, Amanda and Natalie. It was a very fast reunion, but we sure do treasure it. Thank you Shelb's for making the effort to drop over and see us. Below is a picture of Shelby and her girls that Toby stole off her Facebook page.
After loading up on books at Powell's, Toby and Maiko made the last segment of the road trip to Seattle in just a couple hours. It was raining in the morning when we left Eugene, but by the time we hit Washington, the skies had cleared so we were able to finish this amazing road trip into Seattle with the top down. Many thanks go to Toby's late Mom for buying this beautiful car and many more thanks to Toby's Dad for keeping it all this time and then letting us borrow it the last couple weeks!