Wednesday, April 21, 2010
If Virginia is for Lovers, then Oregon is for Hippies!
I just went on a recent long weekend trip to Oregon for my cute friends wedding. John and Krista Malfatto got married in Portland. This was my very first trip ever to the beautiful green state, and I must say I loved it all! Well....almost all. As beautiful and lush and green as it was, the people and I just didn't see eye to eye.
First off, I flew in and my cute friend Natalie and her husband came and picked me up from the airport, it was raining buckets of course. We drove all the way down to Corvallis where most of the festivities were taking place. Cute town where OSU is. Go Beavers! We spent the next day out at Newport, a quaint beach town. The coast is just fabulous in OR...think lighthouses, think Goonies(remember the abandoned restaurant scenes with the Fratellie's). In Oregon there are forrests of pine trees, moss grows on everything, and the air just goes into your lungs better, and smoother than other parts of our great country. Namely New York City, where I run outside and breath in the fine fumes of pollution :)
Anyway, long story short, (as if that is ever the case with me), the last day of my fun filled trip was spent in Portland with 3 other cute girls who came out for the wedding. Mel, Nici, and Lindsay. I was flying out on the red eye that night and wanted to be comfy. So my comfy clothes consisted of black leggings, black shirt, black scarf, black wool coat, and to top it all off giant obnoxious Prada sunglasses in guess what color?!?! You got it! Black!! Ok, so my whole persona is screaming NYC, I get it, I DON'T fit in! Portland is filled with earth tones, Birkenstock's, ti-dye, crunchy granola types who walk around in hiking/workout gear year round. People, don't get me wrong, I dig it, in fact I LOVE it! And I KNOW that I am sterotyping in a big way. But I did not feel welcomed into the Portland fold! In fact, I got a couple of rude comments thrown my way. Case in point..."We got a movie star on our hands!" And a few snide comments under peoples breath. Ha ha, I laughed it off. But that was when I realized Portland is for hippies! And NYC is for girls who love wearing all black!