The winning umbrella, pirate-themed, and peep Santa in the background. Aw yeah.
Dear God it was like stepping back in time and into Mayberry. I have never seen a more cute gathering. Also, I don't believe I've ever seen more people or action in downtown Milwaukie before. Everyone was out, most proudly displaying their decorated umbrellas from the parade (see photo above for the winner - of course it's a pirate theme, duh), with the Johnson Creek Brass Band providing music and some old folks handing out cookies and hot cocoa.
Miss Clackamas (yes, re-read that) did the countdown to the tree lighting, tiara and all. Santa ho-ho-ho'd. There were horses and carriage rides! It was pretty goshdarn thrilling.
Daily Food 12/3/10
Breakfast: egg/cheese toasty from Wind Horse, banana
Lunch: 1/2 egg salad sandwich, leftover kale stew
Snacks: chips/salsa, cookie at the tree lighting
Dinner: shared pumpkin curry, pad kee mao, rice, som tum, salad roll
Misc: pinot g