My first time in Portland was as good as I expected it to be. All of my time back in Milwaukee came flashing back to me, with a bit of west coast flare and a hint of lumber jack.
The food is to die for, the people are friendly and everything is seven minutes away with 3 open parking spots right out front. I could spend some time in Portland, it already feels a bit like home.
Much thanks to our good friend Michael for showing us the town, every weird nook and cranny.
Also, much love to Polina, Julien and little Cosmo, our gracious hosts for the weekend.
See you soon, Portland
Here’s an interesting bit of California Disneyland Mansion lore. Around the summer of 1974, someone with a firearm within the park fired off multiple rounds. Two confirmed gunshots struck both the ballroom wall in the Haunted Mansion, and a snowflake on Adventure Thru Inner Space. A third hole was found in the Primeval World diorama on the train. Later investigation by Anaheim Police determined the holes to be .22 caliber with bullet fragments matching between the holes.
This left Disney with a problem. The panes of glass at the Ballroom scene are so large, the roof of the building would have had to be removed (i.e. destroyed) to replace them. Disney’s solution was to cover up the hole in the glass by disguising it as a spider web and place a fake spider right over the hole. So next time you ride the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, when you leave the ballroom scene just before entering Madame Leota’s room, look for a spider and web on the last pane of glass in front of you.
the year is 2019. ebay is going bankrupt. in an effort to save the site they put ebay up for auction on ebay. i buy it for 10 billion dollars. i now have to pay 10 billion dollars to myself. where am i going to get that kind of money