I recently visited the San Francisco Zoo. The selection of animals is incredible, and the access to them is fantastic. I could tell that a lot of thought was put into the different plantings, and they make the zoo very warm and inviting. Since it is less than 1/4 mile from the beach, I definitely felt that great ocean breeze. Some of my pictures are posted below:
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Recently my mom and niece visited from Western Kansas for a short weekend. We took them all over including Cannon Beach where we ate at Cranky Sue’s http://www.cannon-beach.net/crankysues/. The food there is fantastic. We then visited Multnomah Falls http://www.multnomahfalls.org/ and checked out Powell’s Books http://www.powells.com/ . Finally, we went to Pittock Mansion http://pittockmansion.org/ . It is incredible and a must see when you visit Portland. I have posted some pictures below:
Recently, my boyfriend and I explored the Portland Classical Chinese Garden, http://www.portlandchinesegarden.org/. It is fantastic. I really don’t think I can describe it well enough, so I will just add the pictures below. Honestly, the pictures do not do it justice.
Enter the Portland Chinese Garden.
Take a walk down one of the many paths.
Enjoy the foliage on your stroll.
Take a rest by the waterfall.
Enjoy some traditional Chinese tea at the Tao of Tea. The options are almost limitless.
As you leave the gardens, look around at all the unique rock. This rock is very rare, and it comes from the bottom of only one lake in China. Actually, the rock has all been mined out of the lake.
My boyfriend and I went on a great adventure yesterday. We drove out of town on an old historic Oregon highway to Multnomah Falls, and then we proceeded to hike one mile up a mountain trail to the top. It was incredible. Once again, I think Oregon is one of the most beautiful places in the United States. The pictures of our trip are posted below:
Looking down from the top.
The beginning of the falls