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Oregon, At Last

After driving long days across the country we are finally enjoying the lovely Pacific Northwest and, specifically,  Oregon.  We took a ferry to Bainbridge Island to spend our first night near lovely water views and tall pines.

Seattle

We spent a lovely evening with my sister, Meiko, and niece, Julia, in Seattle after setting up for the Bellevue, WA, show.  They were then off to Europe for a month and graciously allowed us the use of their home for the duration of the show.  The hours were grueling (9:30AM – 9:30PM) but we met many interesting artists and the customers came through.  Thank you, Bellevue!

Now we are with our daughter and son-in-law in beautiful Portland, OR.  For us, no summer is complete without a visit to this area of the country.   Our first excursion was to the rose gardens overlooking Portland.  It was a gorgeous day with perfect views of Mt. Hood.

Portland

Here is a father daughter pose in the rose garden:

Father-Daughter

The roses were at their absolute peak!

Roses

We also headed out to Cannon Beach.  After a bowl of clam chowder we got a shot of haystack rock and I headed right to Center Diamond fabric shop for some serious shopping.  They have the best selection of interesting fabric for a small store, in my humble opinion.

Cannon Beach

We hiked Angels Rest Trail above the Columbia Gorge and ate at Bollywood Theater, the best Indian food!

I must say, it’s wonderful to be out of that car and out of that 10’x10′ tent!  I’m loving it!

 

 

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