Hello from some pleasant internet cafe in Portland, where it is neither chilly nor rainy, as I had expected and packed for. We have jumped all over the place, seeing the beach, the waterfalls, the Columbia River Gorge, Mount St. Helens, and tons of fun tasty bars and restaurants in the city itself. Sorry about the lack of updates, but this is the first access to the internet I have had since I arrived on Friday. Yet again, expect lots of pictures, and I need to expect to buy a bigger memory card for my camera, because I have been deleting almost as much as I have been snapping.
Happy Bastille Day to all my French readers!