We have arrived in Portland this afternoon. We made it to our hotel which is on the Vancouver, WA side of the Columbia River. We napped hard as soon as we got into the hotel room. We were then off to the open house in Portland,OR. It was at Emily Troper's house. It was a great way to start off the conference for our family. John played hard with the other kids and all the fun toys in Emily's backyard. I met a lot of new people and we visited about a lot of unschooling ideas. Most other families had attended several conference and were actively unschooling. We meet the Winkler Family, The Wylie Isocki Family,