I took my brother and his wife to Washington Park for the afternoon.
Did I mention that it was GORGEOUS in Portland on Thursday? It’s really summer! We walked around the Rose Gardens and smelled all the flowers.
There were some fantastic views of downtown Portland and also Mt. Hood. I wish I could have gotten some photos of that!
Next to the Rose Garden was the Shakespeare Garden: “Dedicated in 1945, the Shakespeare Garden, donated by the LaBarre Shakespeare Club, was originally designed to include only herbs, trees, and flowers mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays. The garden continues to honor the Bard with roses named after characters in his plays.”
It looked like the perfect place to have a wedding. The Rose Garden is a very popular wedding place in Portland and there’s a very long wait-list! I think the Shakespeare Garden is the perfect location. It was beautiful.
After the hike, I dropped them off at the train station.
It was a sad goodbye for me. They live in Philadelphia now and I only get to see them once –maybe twice a year. I wish I had the money to visit them back East.They are up in Seattle for the next few days visiting family and then they head back to Philly.
On another note, I went swimming on Thursday morning before they arrived. I felt okay in the pool. I felt even better in the hot tub. I didn’t have too much hip or butt pain. Really, the only pain or discomfort I had throughout the day was whenever I went up or down stairs. Clearly, the stairs are what did me in, so I need to stop that.