Thursday, April 8, 2010
A break from crazy quilts
About a week and a half ago Gene and I headed up to Portland, Oregon. It is definitely one of my favorite cities on the west coast...and not just because my daughter and her family live there...It is just so GREEN and there are trees and flowers everywhere.....
The waterfall you see in this first photo is in the Japanese Garden...It is part of Washington Park....a great beauty spot right in the city. We had seen the outside of the garden, but never took the time to go in. It is so worth it....very quiet and serene....Although Megan wasn't too sure that taking a 5 and 2 year old into it added to the serenity...:)
This is just one of the lanterns dotted all over the garden. The person who sold us the tickets gave us a scavenger hunt for Nick (our 5 year old grandson) to do, but Gene is the one who got into it. This was one of his "finds".
Here are Nick and Sophie resting on a bench they found...They loved all the bridges and stepping stones they found throughout the garden...
..and here is Sophie with her Mom. We all had a great time visiting this gorgeous Portland spot. Even the rock gardens are beautiful...(and I am not really into rocks!)
We didn't spend all our time there. We also made a trek up a road we had never travelled...North along the Columbia....Here we are in front of a 1904 building in a town where the Willamette and Columbia Rivers meet...(Please don't ask me the name...my mind is a total blank)... It was supposed to rain that afternoon, but we lucked out and had a great drive.
Thanks for travelling along with us for awhile....Jo Ann