Posts from July, 2006(2)

The quick brown fox jumped over the good, but lazy Parker family.

Travel: Mt. Hood

Sunday, 2 July 2006

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After driving through the Columbia River Gorge, we set off for Mt. Hood. After decades of east coast mountains, it’s hard to put a 11,000 ft volcano into perspective. Spent the latter part of the day wandering around the Timberline Lodge, a ski-resort on Mt. Hood that is operated by the U.S. Forest Service.

Mt. Hood, Oregon
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Travel: Rose Garden, Portland

Saturday, 1 July 2006

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Just outside of the Japanese Garden is a HUGE Rose Garden, which serves as a kind of public square for Portland families. The garden has hundreds of different kinds of roses, each layed out in 8 foot by 2 foot plots, side-by-side and end-to-end across acres of land. It’s simply overwhelming.

Rose Garden, Portland, Oregon
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Travel: Japanese Garden, Portland

Saturday, 1 July 2006

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Summer vacation, finally, and I am hanging with the hippies of Portland, Oregon.

Part of the Oregon Zoo complex on the outskirts of Portland is a Japanese Garden, which is maticulously maintained. It’s rare that I feel like something was worth the cost of admission, but here not only was it a steal, I felt that my $8 was actually being folded back into the park itself. I can’t imagine how much they spend to keep this place up, but it is certainly more the cost of admission.

Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon
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pregnant:

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pregnant:

-261w