Mellencamp/Dylan and Family
After reading Iris and Amy’s blogs on the John Mellencamp/Bob Dylan show, I have to say I’m really envious.
My folks came to visit on Thursday and stayed thru Saturday and I missed the show. It was one show I was looking forward to. They were planning on visiting the previous week, but plans don't always work out they way you want.
I’ve seen Bob Dylan several times and he’s one of those guys that Forrest Gump would say was “like a box of chocolates”, you never know what you’re going to get!
But Mellencamp is special. The last time he was in Portland was 1987 and it was a great show. I’m really sorry I missed him.
But, I was really happy my folks came to visit. They hadn’t been here in five years, and that’s a long time. And my boys were happy to see their grandparents.
We visited the Washington Park Rose Garden (I’d forgotten just how beautiful that place is) and toured the Pittock Mansion. Had breakfast at Fat City, took in the Portland Farmers Market and the Saturday Market and spent a large part of the time catching up and telling stories, a great time had by all!
Living in Portland, I think a lot of us take the beauty of our city for granted…and Portland is a Beautiful City!
Rock and Roll is forever, time spent with loved ones is so fleeting…..