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Our Week in Portland, Part VI

We managed to cross the river into Washington and visit Fort Vancouver. It is a completely reconstructed National Park that tells the story of early European settlement driven by the fur trade. Outside the walls was a food garden and … Continue reading

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Our Week in Portland-Part V

We were fortunate enough to visit the Japanese Gardens in Washington Park. There are actually seven types of gardens to explore, all more beautiful than the last. I loved all the gardens. It’s not that we don’t have them in … Continue reading

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Our Week in Portland, Part IV

Given that the Willamette river just a few blocks from our hotel, we found the Spirit of Portland River Cruises and booked a cruise on a boat that would take us up the river and through the Columbia Gorge to the … Continue reading

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Our Week in Portland, Part III

A trip to Portland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Rose Garden. It was heavenly and as the sun rose, the scent was amazing. Of course, not everything was a rose. Until next time!

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Our Week in Portland, Part II

We managed to do the Portland Underground tour. It was a walking tour of some of downtown’s history before going underground to the tunnels where ‘shanghaied’  or crimped men were turned into sailors. The king of crimping in Portland even crimped … Continue reading

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Our Week in Portland

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 … Continue reading

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I don’t have a problem

I went to the land of tea. Okay, it was Portland, but the folks there love tea as much as they love their coffee. And I love tea. So, it was nice to find tea in almost all the gift … Continue reading

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It’s a Train Thing

I’ll admit it. I love trains. I especially love trains I can wander through or ride. On our last vacation, we were fortunate enough to catch the last train in Georgetown Colorado. It is a narrow gauge train that used … Continue reading

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Travels through Colorado

Last week, we drove up the center of Colorado on the way to Denver. It was a beautiful drive, but sadly many of the pine trees were killed by the bark beetle. In some placed whole mountains were covered in … Continue reading

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Speak up

Like many people, I have my phone synced to my husband’s car. Primarily this is to listen to the music I like while driving. But, it also comes in handy when using the gps/google maps app on my iPhone to … Continue reading

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