Cee’s Which Way Challenge – Kelley Point Park, Portland, OR

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On May 13, 2017 Mercy and Will took my husband and I to Kelley Point Park in Portland, Oregon. The park is full of sky reaching trees and green bushes. It was right after the rain. The ground was still wet. We could smell the fresh green in the air. The park was along two rivers – Willamette River and Columbia River.

During Lewis and Clark expedition, they ascended Columbia River in 1805, and descended in 1806, but missed the mouth of Willamette River. The Native Americans had been in this areas around 1850. Since 1900, Willamette River became a significant river. Rich with sediments, deposited by flooding and rainfall on the western side of the Cascades, the Willamette Valley is one of the most fertile agricultural regions in North America,

The middle group of trees in the last photo is the point where Willamette River meets Columbia River.

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Cee’s Which Way – May 12, 2017

Daily Prompt: Descend

Cee’s Which Way Challenge – April 7, 2017

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During our tour to Germany, we arrived at Frankfurt. From Frankfurt, we took the Rhine River ferry to cologne. From Cologne took to the speed train to Berlin. While in Frankfurt, we observed that there were many bike riders. Even traffic lights have separate lights for bikers.

We wait by the dock for the ferry. That area is alway an area for biking, walking, and for family outing, and relaxing.

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Cee’s which Way Photo Challenge April 7, 2017

Cee’s Which Way Challenge – March 31, 2017

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During the visit of our daughter and her husband, we went to Cathedral Park in Portland, Oregon. I took a few photos of the park and the bridge. The St. Johns Bridge is a steel suspension bridge that spans the Willamette River between the St. Johns neighborhood and the northwest industrial area. The bridge has two 408 feet tall Gothic Towers. The Cathedral Park is named after the Gothic Cathedral-like appearance of the bridge towers. It’s the tallest bridge in Portland.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Johns_Bridge

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge – March 31, 2017

Cee’s Which Way Challenge – March 24, 2017

We came from California to Oregon to visit our daughter today. I took the photos at the airport in Ontario, California. We landed safely, and took the Portland Max Train to our daughter’s home. It has been raining off and on since we arrived.

1) Ontario CA airport escalator 2) airport access to planes 3) Portland airport hallway 4) Portland MAX train station 5) Home entry and steps

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge – March 24, 2017

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – Nixon Library

Our chorale group and the orchestra had a musical performance at the Nixon Library at Yorba Linda, California. From the entrance of the main building to the Ballroom, there were flags lined up against both sides of the walls. I couldn’t help but had a sense of reverence as I walked through the hall to enter the Ballroom. Before our performance began, I stepped outside to the garden. There were walkways on each side of the fountain, and the shrubs were pleasantly well maintained. The outdoor hallway along the main building is decorated with large pots of date palms next to each of the ceiling to floor windows of the building. I enjoyed such a refreshing sight before our performance.

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – February 24, 2017

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge -Train Ride to Berlin, Germany

As part of our Travel in Germany, we experienced the high speed train ride from Cologne to Berlin. At one point, the train was running 250 km/hr (155.34 miles/hr). The train ride was as smooth as silk. We appreciated some beautiful countryside sceneries on the way, and arrived Berlin early in the day for sightseeing.

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – February 17, 2017

Cee’s Which Way Challenge – Windsor Castle

London is a wonderful place to visit. We arrived five days prior to joining our tour. My childhood friend and her husband took us visit places outside of London. One of the places was Windsor Castle. Some college students worked in the ticket office. On girl said, “The Queen is not here today. She went to visit my college!” If the Queen was there, would we be able to visit her?

We were getting close to Windsor Castle

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Trying to find the entrance to the visitor parking

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Going to the ticket office to get the self guided tour radios

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Part of the Castle is not open to public, guards were on duty

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After visiting Windsor Castle, we were on the way to Stonehenge

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Cee’s Photo Challenge – January 18, 2017