Sunday in Portland

And saving the best for last, we finally got to see Wiley this weekend at a great little bakery near Mississippi. She’s one of my Mom’s oldest friends but I feel like she’d be one of my best friends if I had grown up with her. You know, when the dinosaurs wandered around the west hills.
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Looking forward to exploring all of her favorite cafes around Portland now that we’re back.

Then we headed over to do karate with Gonzo. Well, actually, I did karate while Charles and Gus took a walk. It was my first time back in years and years. But the moves were still familiar and still in my muscle memory. Very cool. We even got to do a bow kata -love swinging sticks around!

Here is Gonzo with his lovely wife Joanna.
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And here is Gus with Suzie who, along with a great guy named Hector, started taking karate with me over 13 years ago.
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(how could anyone resist these earrings?)

We also got to watch the kids’ class with the tiny people in their miniature gis. Two of those small killers were Gonzo & Joanna’s kids: Lucia & Aidi.
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Aren’t they cute? I sincerely hope they get to kick Gus’ butt one day.

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