My friend, Jessica

This is my friend Jessica. She was my amazing hostess for about two weeks while I visited Portland, Oregon this past summer (2013). At the time, she was working for Nike headquarters (which I also got see!) and had an adorable apartment with an awesome balcony. I love balconies. Jessica and I were childhood friends. We have some interesting stories. I wasn’t a nice kid, but she was and still is.

We reconnected on Facebook after years of not speaking. While I was visiting Washington D.C. a few years ago, I met up with her while she was attending Gallaudet University, a school for the deaf and hard of hearing. I was nervous seeing her, I wasn’t sure if we’d get along. I was very wrong, we along perfectly well. I knew a new relationship had started and I was happy she agreed to host me in Portland, Oregon. I even got her to attend the Hearing Loss Association of America Convention on a scholarship. That experience wouldn’t have been the same without her! Here are some photos of her and surroundings.

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This is Jessica, taking out the trash.

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This is Jessica’s balcony to her apartment. I spent hours there, reading and enjoying the wilderness and sometimes I cried.

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Jessica began to notice this cat lingering around. She may have been pregnant. Below are a few more shots of her, eager for our attention.

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Jessica and I took a weekend trip to Seattle, WA. The weather was perfect and our experience was perfect!

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Jessica heard about this place for their well known pastry dish. So we had to stop by. It was simply scrumptious.

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Cell phone break.

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