We were lucky enough to visit our oldest daughter in Portland. I had been to Oregon before but not to Portland, so the hubbinator and I decided to stay downtown and explore.
We toured the Oregon Historical Museum and spent a lot of time on the World War II exhibit before traveling upstairs to see the history of humans in the region. The state is a contradiction, plainly explained in many of the exhibits and the words of those who lived there. I was saddened to see only 7 tribal flags representing the 9 federally recognized nations indigenous to the state (Arizona has 21, so to me 9 is very small).
After resting, our daughter took us to the Lan Su Chinese Gardens in Portland’s Chinatown. I found the gardens peaceful and inspiring. I would love to have such a retreat in my backyard.
As much as I loved the water and koi, the amazing blooms, and just being surrounded by green, I think the standing rocks stole my heart. I want one in my backyard.
The rocks were imported from China, from a lake. Aren’t they works of art?
These rock pavers are doable in our desert. Aren’t they amazing? If you’re in the area, you may want to spend some time in this little piece of heaven. FMI
Until next time.