Author Archives: howardwthompson

About howardwthompson

I'm a person who likes to travel, read, cook, and eat

2018 Providence Bridge Stride

Date of walk: Sunday August 12, 2018 One Sunday morning in August Portland shuts down many of its bridges to car traffic and gives them over to the Providence Bridge Pedal/Stride where bike riders and walkers enjoy some beautiful views … Continue reading

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Columbia Gorge Trip

Trip Dates: August 3&4, 2018 After working on my camera skills for moving trains this summer it was time to head out on an adventure. We drive out the Columbia Gorge a few times a year – usually on the … Continue reading

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Still more camera testing / trains

Photos Taken: July 21, 2018 Yes, I’m still working on my exposure settings for moving trains. Earlier this summer I posted my results from previous settings and talked about my plan to improve my photography. My last post on the … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Salmon

Date Cooked: July 30, 2018 I first heard about sous vide cooking about two and a half years ago. I’ve thought about getting an immersion cooker off and on since then – including creating a wish list on Amazon – … Continue reading

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Summer Trip to Newport – Day 3: Leaving

Date of visit: July 17, 2018 We just had a short visit so on Tuesday it was time to go. But first breakfast at the Nye Beach Cafe in Nye Beach We got there before they opened up; one website … Continue reading

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Summer Trip to Newport – Evening in Bayfront District

Date of Visit: July 16, 2018 After spending the morning and afternoon visiting the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse we took a short nap before going out for our dinner in the Newport Historic Bayfront District. Back … Continue reading

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Summer Trip to Newport – Day 2

Date of visit: July 16, 2018 Our first stop was the Oregon Coast Aquarium – really it is the reason we picked Newport as our destination. We seem to remember visiting here years ago when the kids were young; perhaps … Continue reading

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