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Old 09-26-2012, 03:20 PM   #72
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Portland, Oregon

The ride from Vancouver to the capitol of Oregon, Portland was easy and quite enjoyable, only 320 miles. Because the distance was so short we left Vancouver at 3 and arrived in Portland by nightfall. We stopped at a simple hotel but on the second floor where we had to lug all our stuff. But they did let us park the bike underneath a roof between two benches. I mention this to note how bike friendly the entire state is.

We went to a very pleasant restaurant. Before going anywhere, my son always does research to find restaurants with good ratings. The local beer was very good and I donít remember what I ordered but it was some kind of seafood and it was delicious. Again, in the morning we werenít rushing anywhere, we ate and left for the botanical gardens.

Coming in for landing:



The aroma of the rose gardens was intoxicating, they were in all shapes and colors.

Angels played for us, it was peaceful and calmed the soul:



Is there any better choice for such a special occasion? Itís like heaven on earth:

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