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.