What do you do . . .?

What do you do when you come back home after a week-long vacation?  We just returned from Portland, Oregon.  So . . .
In my world I:
  • Unpack right away (For me this is a must.  I am obsessive compulsive that way).
  • Wash all the dirty clothes (another obsessive act)
  • Download all vacation photos(More than 500 photos,  Yes, this is a typical number when I visit new places.  My philosophy is, ‘What if I never get back this way again’.)

Without further adieu I would like to introduce you to a great city.  When you visit here are just a few things you should do:

*walk around the city (you can\’t enjoy it if you drive)
*try a food cart for lunch – my 2 favorites right now are the
Jook Joint (Asian    Fusion – try the coconut corn fritters,
so great) and Squeeze Berries (the best fresh juice smoothies).
They are located beside each other on 10th Ave.
*Find a great coffee shop; experiment they are everywhere.
*Hike through Washington Park and end at the Rose Gardens
*Visit a winery or one or two or three
*Have dinner at the many microbreweries\’ or restaurants
in the city.
A Killer Burger perhaps?
*Visit  Mt. Hood (it’s amazing)

I could go on, but I will move on to the day after (returning home).
Question: Doesn’t everyone pickle jalapeños after returning from vacation?

The day after is usually filled with taking care of the things that have been left undone for a week.
  • Sorting through a pile of mail
  • Watering plants
  • Sprucing up the garden
  • Picking veggies (banana peppers, jalapeños)
  • Last on the list – what to do with 3 1-gallons zip-lock bags of jalapeños.  Of course, make pickled jalapeños (nine jars to be exact).
So, Welcome home.  Everything is washed, picked, pickled, and put away. Now I can relax.
Would love to hear from friends out there.    How do you get back in the swing of things after being on vacation?
Thanks for Reading and Happy Autumn,

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