9.22.2014

Know Before You Go: Suavie Island

Hello, Hello! 

Happy Monday, folks. Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was busy, productive, and restful all at the same time if that is even possible? Friday evening was spent making boozey margarita cupcakes similar to these guys right here and falling asleep while watching the Lego Movie. Saturday was spent working at the gym and Sunday was a good mix of productivity and rest. I went to yoga. Got my hair done. Went to brunch at Olympic Provisions and had a bomb Bloody Mary. Lastly, we ventured out to Sauvie Island, where we quickly learned a few things to know for our next outing. I figured I would be a good Portlander and share with you all:  

//You have to pay for parking in order to enjoy the beach 

//You can only pay for parking with cash. 

//You should make sure you bring cash with you.

//If you happen to forget cash, you should stop at the first you-pick farmers market at the beginning of the island to see if they have an ATM before you drive 15-20mins, get all the way out to the end of the island, and realize you have no cash and can't pay for parking. 

//It might also be wise to start your trip out to Sauvie Island before 4pm, especially if you struggle like we might have with the whole no cash situation. 

Either way it was still a pleasant evening even if we didn't ever make it to the beach. I still got to enjoy the farmers market with Bradley. We shared a peach iced tea, which I always forget how refreshing peach iced tea is. We listened to country music with the windows rolled down, because it is mandatory when you're among fields of corn that you listen to country music.  And I took a few pictures too. Now if only I would take the time to put them on my computer.





Cheers!

<3 BB

Ps. How good does Bradley's Stache look in the above photo? #CreepsvilleUSA

22 comments

Melissa Suggitt said...

I hope he has a stache like that at your wedding.

Kristen said...

oh that sucks about the parking mishap. cute pictures though :)

Corie M said...

Also a little tip... when you go to a laundrymat you should bring change. Yes... I was that person that showed up with only a debit card and had to drive all around town looking for an ATM! Fail!

I'm glad you had a good weekend though :)

kailyn marie said...

BAHAHHA Mel! I didn't even see the stache til you said it!

YOU LISTENED TO COUNTRY MUSIC?! I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!!

Jenn said...

LOVE a good bloody mary...and inside pointers from someone who knows (even if it was from learning the hard way haha). Glad you had a good time!

Rachel @ Love, Rachel said...

Yup, I learned that the hard way once...ticket for no permit isn't cheap!

Nadine Lynn said...

Why is cash such a pain these days? Like...who carries it ya know?! Looks like fun!

MakeMeUpMia said...

I just laughed out loud at your #creepsvilleusa! You're so funny. Glad you had a good time after that parking crap :\

P!nky said...

Suavie island doesn't sound so suave ;)

Helene in Between said...

sounds like a great little weekend. the bloody mary really sounds delicious.

Fairy Princess Jord said...

Ugh I hate paying for parking with cash only, I am always caught off guard by that! It still sounds like a fab weekend though!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

when my husband grew his stache for Movember, he looked like a pedophile yuck. LOL!

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Kelli @Just Beachy said...

I never carry cash sooo I would have probably spent all my time cash chasing too.

JumpingJE said...

I thought the stache was just a shadow, that's pretty silly.

Brooke I like your hair!!

Brittany said...

Holla for country music! Sounds like a fun weekend aside from the cash only dilemma... who carries cash nowadays?

Meagan said...

Those cupcakes sound amaaaazing, and right up my alley. :)

Jess said...

I hope the stache' grows quickly, for both of your sakes.

Looks like a fab weekend other than the driving around for cash part!

Kasey Lynne said...

woah woah woah...hold the phone! COUNTRY MUSIC?!?! WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT DID YOU DO TO MY FRIEND BROOKE?!?! ;)

glad you guys still had a good time. i loatheee parking places that only accept cash nowadays. seriously???

Tori G said...

Great pictures! Glad you had a great weekend aside from a little parking hiccup

henning love said...

ugh seriously cash that is all they expected, do they not know you can actually go cashless now like pay for things with your iphone?? oh the lego movie it moved way too quickly for me, i had trouble following the movie i think i am officially ancient

Kenzie Smith said...

So frustrating that you HAD to have cash! Bummer you didn't know that before hand. At least you still had a great time! You guys are too cute together :D

Chelsea @ Delipsch said...

That Bloody Mary is perfection. I hope it set the mood after all your cash money drama...oh the power behind a good drink lol