Riding my bicycle across Vietnam
It’s been a flurry of a day so far, starting with a sleep-in. I headed over to Hot Suppa for a proper comfort food brunch: biscuits and gravy for me! Are you noticing a common theme? I was relaxing there for quite a while, sipping on a coffee, reading my Car and Driver mags, and chatting with the locals. A truly ideal Saturday morning! There was an outdoors shop right next door where I picked up tent stakes, but more importantly, bug spray. I learned my lesson after Tuesday night’s fiasco. Heading back to the apartment for a re-grouping, I admired the bluebird day, the architecture, and the city life of Portland.
After much deliberation, Rebecca and I had a plan. I still needed to go for my lobster roll lunch and to the Amazon locker to pick up the replaced charging cable my Warmshowers hosts insisted on replacing. Then Mark called. He was heading to Portland on the ferry that would arrive at 5PM. He wanted to do something together with his wife, me, and Rebecca. After some geographic coordination, we decided to meet for gelato at 5PM, walk back to Rebecca’s apartment, and move all of my belongings to the apartment of Mark’s brother where I am going to spend tonight, thinking that it will make departure tomorrow morning easier. Complicated, I know! It took me a few minutes to wrap my head around. I did some quick “hit-and-run” packing, and left again, this time in the name of lobstah!
This lobster roll was different. It was my third one on this trip if you consider the driving portion to count. I am proud to confirm that this one, courtesy of High Roller Lobster Co. (not sponsored) has been crowned the winner. The lobster was succulent, moist, and tender. The lime mayo was simultaneously substantial and refreshing. The bread, which in all fairness was consistent across all three experiences, was also on par. Everything worked together. Now I’m at a coffee shop, writing the post before your eyes. What’s in store for tonight? As of 3:20 PM, my ambitions are clear: gelato, oysters, duck fat French fries (poutine?!?!), and a successful rest for tomorrow’s ride. I’ll add an addendum post later on to see how the evening lives up to my expectations!
Addendum: prophecies came true! Gelato, oysters, poutine. All were had. I was most thoroughly impressed with Duckfat. I really want to go back!