As promised, I have some amazing photos to share with you of an afternoon in the Japanese Gardens at Washington Park in Portland.
At the entrance is the Bonsai area. Some were over 100 years old.
We meandered on paths and over bridges admiring the beautiful flowers and trees.
On Thursday we headed to Chinatown to see the Lan Su Garden, conveniently located right off the Max line.
We enjoyed a delightful tea break on the patio outside of the teahouse, with this incredible view.
What a week! Two rose gardens, a Japanese garden and a Chinese garden.
I had no idea what Portland would be like. I guess I expected a mini-Seattle. I did not envision the spectacular rose gardens I’ve seen in the past couple of days.
On Sunday we went to Peninsula Park. Even on a cloudy day we were treated to an awesome display of gorgeous roses.
On Monday we went to Washington Park to view another exceptional rose garden.
We have also visited the Japanese Garden. But you’ll have to wait until the next post to see those pics.
It feels great to travel again. I didn’t even mind the drive from Dryden to Leavenworth at 6 am. Debbie took the scenic route along the North Road through Peshastin and it was quite peaceful.
The train was surprisingly quite full. It appears that everyone is traveling again, at least in this country.
We arrived in Seattle right on time and I immediately went out for a walk.
I then found a restaurant where I absolutely overindulged in coffee along with a delicious breakfast.
The second train from Seattle to Portland was a lot more scenic. Beautiful views of water interspersed with greenery and small towns were quite captivating.
Here is my first shot of Portland upon arrival at Union Station.