Yesterday was another perfect day here in Oregon. We set out to see the International Rose Test Garden in Portland and boy were we glad we did.
The garden is set in the middle of Washington Park and has a beautiful view of the city. Although we were a little late to see the roses in their full beauty, we did see many award winners.
The day was so nice that we decided to visit the Japanese Garden just up the hill which opened at noon. After a brief snack, we headed up the hill, paid our $9.50 per person (no senior discounts yet) and headed into the garden.
The gardens were absolutely beautiful and I would recommend a visit if you haven't already seen it. We covered the entire park ourselves and as we were getting ready to exit the garden, a free tour was assembling, so we joined them. This having no place to be and nothing really to do, is fun!
Our tour guide was excellent and showed us things in the garden that we had missed our first time through. She also provided us with the history and meaning of things within the garden, which took our visit to a whole new level. Our hour with her was well worth the time and we hated to see it end.
On the way home I had a call from my business partner and noticed a motorcycle cop with his lights on behind me. Tracy said I don't think you are allowed to talk on the cell while driving...shoot, I didn't know that! About the time that I was pulling over to the side of the road, he went around me and pulled a van over that had pulled in front of me as we were merging onto I405. Whew, what a break and I will be using the speakerphone from now on!
Had a nice dinner with the kids at home last night and watched several episodes of My Cat From Hell! This show is about a wild looking guy named Jackson Galaxy who is a band member by night and deals with cat behavior issues by day. This show is pretty wild, if you haven't seen it.
We are off to see friends that we haven't seen for 15 years in Troutdale today and then off to Steph's school in Canby this afternoon, so the adventures continue! Thanks for the visit and we hope your day is going great as well!