I am staying at the house of my friends Eric and Sue just outside Portland. Sue is out of town so Eric is doing his best to show me around the area.
Yesterday we checked out a rose garden and a Japanese garden on the hills west of downtown.
That’s Eric with the statue of the rose garden’s founder.
After s midday break we drove to the Cannon Beach. The Oregon Coast is truly beautiful. Sometimes dorks get in the way of pictures of haystack rock.
After Cannon Beach we drove south to Oswald West State Park. More pretty.
We stopped one more time to gawk at the scenery, this time at Neahkanie Mountain.
The last couple of days have been like going through decompression. My body is figuring out that it’s been through a lot. My brain is happy not to have to navigate, find a place to sleep, or keep a look out for large metal things.
A tip of the hat to Eric (and Sue) for the hospitality.
I’m off to the airport in an hour or two for the flight home.
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Thanks for letting me come along on your ride. I enjoyed every mile, every meal, and every everything!
Now it’s your turn
Cannon beach and the rose gardens – banner day. Growing up in PDX I went to Cannon beach a lot and even got married in front of that big rock your blocking (lol) it is truly a gorgeous spot and you got to see it on a sunny day! Safe travels home and thanks for taking us along for the ride. That Mule is a Bad Hombre in the best sense.
Reunion with Mrs Rootchopper coming soon!
I can’t wait to hear your “lessons learned” that you have to share. Roy and I thoroughly enjoyed every post. “Has Rootchopper posted?” Was the most-asked question in our house for the last 6 weeks. Sometimes we’d get up in the middle of the night to check. It was addictive!
I need to return your maps. Want to get together?
Too bad I didn’t read this while you were in Portland. We would have sent ‘hello’s from Jeff & Mary.
Eric still looks the same. I think Jeff also worked with him.
I’m sure he did.