Here's where I went. Sellwood Sky.
|front door with buddha and mona lisa|
I got there about ten on Sunday morning. Started by going on a walk in the neighborhood and down to New Seasons for some provisions. Beautiful neighborhood.
|dogwood plus spider|
At the top, it says, "Please reach behind this sign and take a copy of the poem." The poem is by Paulann Petersen, Poet Laureate of Oregon.
|window with hands|
The sun room is a great place to work on a novel.
|writing on the rooftop|
So is the balcony.
So is the rooftop deck.
You can watch squirrels and hummingbirds as you think through your scenes. In the afternoon when you hit your usual lull you can take a nap on the incredibly comfy bed. Or sit on the floor in front of the TV and try to play some video game where you're a wise-cracking pirate tied to the crow's nest - and then give up when you can't figure out how you're supposed to get your hands untied. In the evening you can walk down to Gino's and eat half a huge plate of risotto and take the rest back in a doggy bag.
Another thing I like about Sellwood Sky? The spiral staircase. [spiral staircase not shown in picture, just implied.]
Another thing I like about Sellwood Sky? This sign.
It was a lovely two days and a lovely place for a writing retreat. You can take a gander at Sellwood Sky here.