Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Today is all about the rose...

We visited Portland OR for the first time a few weeks ago after living in the PNW for 25 years!  I know...why did we wait so long?  Well, I guess timing is everything.  Anyway, one of our stops was at the famed Rose Garden up on the hill overlooking the city.  We were able to walk around the garden between rain showers and let me just say that as beautiful as it was to see, it was equally beautiful to smell!! I think the rain just brought out more of the rosy scents.  So, enjoy this little walk around the gardens with me and imagine how wonderful it smelled...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Having a great summer...

A few highlights of the summer so far...having fun traveling the west coast, visiting friends, eating good food and enjoying life.

Stopping to smell the roses at the Rose Gardens in Portland, OR

Experiencing a little zen in Portland

Ashland, OR...very hot weather after we left Portland

A wonderful visit with good friends in Sacramento

Ate the best veggie burger ever somewhere along the way...can't remember where now!

Restful sojourn along the Umpqua River in Oregon

Stopped at Crater Lake and yes the water is that blue!

More fun times to come too...I love summer!