Portland, OR 6/4 - 6/9/00

We had a pleasant trip from Newport today. We hated to leave the coast. From Ft. Bragg, CA to Lincoln, OR it has been spectacular. We found the diversity of the coast to be so interesting. At Ft. Bragg the sand was absolutely BLACK and very course grained, to the fine tan sand on the sand dunes in Florence, to the volcanic rock at Newport. We love what we have seen of Oregon so far. Not sure we would want to live here, but it is a wonderful state to visit.
We are staying at the Roamers Rest RV park just South West of Portland. It has free phone connection to each site so it's a big hit with Bill. ( 1 of 8)


We visited Mark and Marie Johnson (Susan's cousin's Son and Daughter-in-law) and their 4 month old son Garrett. We visited Sunday afternoon during a sad time in their life, seeing the Trail Blazers lose to the Lakers. Oh well, they'll get over it. After all, the Blazers spoiled the Jazz's chances of continuing in the playoffs. Mark is doing the standard "dad thing" with Garrett while mom is sitting quietly by the window as he sleeps. (2 of 8)

On Tuesday we drove a loop along the Columbia River and back around MT. Hood. There were a number of gorgeous waterfalls along the South bank of the river. This is just one of them. (3 of 8)

This is Multnomah Falls. It is the most visited and beautiful of all the falls along the river. It consists of an upper and lower falls. The bridge is just above the lower falls. (4 of 8)

On Thursday it was another cloudy day with intermittent sprinkles so we visited the Portland Rose Gardens. There were thousands of roses of all sizes, shapes and colors. (5 of 8)

This is one of my favorites.

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This is a panoramic shot of the Rose Garden in Portland (7 of 8)

This is a panoramic shot of the Columbia River Gorge about 20 miles East of Portland. (8of 8)