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William Morris (1834-1896)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Where or When?

So where have they been?
Well, we went to Oregon in May for a wonderful trip. Flew to Portland, drove to the coast and ended up in Ashland to see my brother and sister in law.
Here are some inspirational highlights:
First, Portland, OR was breathtaking in its spring flowering glory. We stayed at a B & B in the Northeast section of the historical district named Irvington... all Arts & Crafts homes...unbelievable.

Portland also has a wonderful Classical Chinese Garden, Lan Su (Never the Same Twice), which features very cool tile garden floors and a wonderful Tea House.

 Of course, with the Hoyt Arboretum, the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, Skyline Drive with a view of the mountains, nearby Columbia River Gorge..... Portland has so much to offer.
Monkey Fir Tree at Hoyt Arboretum
 We then drove to the northwest coast and starting exploring some of the 51% of Oregon that is preserved. It was difficult to pick only two photos for the Oregon Coast but you get the idea from these:
Cape Falcon

Cape Lookout!
 (I'm biting my tongue not to show you the tide pools at Yachats and all the birds and seals.)
Before leaving, we dipped down into California for a look at the majestic Redwoods.
Next entry we'll be working again, I promise!!

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