Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mama's first bus outing with her new walker

We went to the Mall 205 Red Robin: America's Gourmet Burgers and Spirits on the 15 bus. It was Tip-A-Cop for Special Olympics, a fund raiser supported by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. The sun was out, a perfect day for Mama to try the bus with her new walker with four wheels, hand brakes and a seat; we left the basket at home.

On the way up the slope towards NW 23rd, Mama stopped for a rest.

Here she is waiting for the bus on the corner of NW 23rd and NW Flanders. The gusty wind poofed the front of her hair.

Curious Georgette, at your service! See how the wind messed with her hair? I've got her walker over where I'm sitting--it would not fit in the seat with her.

She's keeping her eye on the road, isn't she?

I got a grin out of her here!

A couple of Red Robin employees wave at vehicles, hoping to draw in some customers and Special Olympics supporters.

Yep, I was too hungry to remember to take a photo first!

Here's a patrol car, decorated with balloons for the special occasion. You can tell there was a still stiff breeze.

While we were at the table, a nice-looking woman in a bright blue top, with really pretty white hair walked up to us and said, "Hello. I'm Karen from Stayton, Oregon. I just wanted to say hello. I recognized you from the Portland blog." Well, you probably could have flown an airplane in and out of both of our mouths! That's how surprised we were. Pleased as punch, too. She said she'd moved from Portland to Stayton and felt like she visited Portland every time she looked at the blog. How nice!

We'll go back sometime--the burgers and fries were good. Maybe next time I'll get a spirit, too! Afterall, I'll be riding the bus.

1 comment:

Ted and Lori said...

I've driven past this Red Robin countless times, as it's right next to "my" Target. Maybe I should pop in. That burger is tempting.
And I had someone in the physical therapist's office approach me, saying my name, and telling me she recognized me from our blog. Crazy and fun!