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

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Look Forward

We left on Friday, March 24, from southern California to visit our daughter and son-in-law in Portland, Oregon. We just came back yesterday, March 28.  We had a wonderful family time together.

The rain in Portland is scattered. Upon our arrival on Friday, after check-in to the hotel, we went out for lunch. During lunch time, there was pouring rain. We didn’t bring the umbrella with us, and worried that we might be soaking wet walking back to the hotel. Yet by the time we were done with lunch, the sun was peeking out, the rain stopped. After being in Portland on a regular basis, I can’t help but notice that the local people don’t wear raincoats, or use umbrellas.

Initially we were going to go to the Tulip Festival. After finding out that the tulips were not in bloom yet, we decided to cancel our trip. Furthermore, the map showed that there were 10 incidents on the freeway on a rainy Saturday.

The weekend with Mercy and Will was wonderful. Mercy and I enjoy playing table games. We played Mastermind on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Then the four of us played Tickets to Ride on both Evenings. We are thrilled to play games together because we are competitive and compatible. It makes the playing more exciting and enjoyable!

Sunday evening was our second time making homemade pizza using tiles in the oven.  Mercy and Will are vegetarian. I am quasi-vegetarian just because of the way I was brought up. I eat vegetables more than meat. My husband like pepperoni and extra cheese on his. Each of us created our own toppings. It was the best pizza in town because it was exactly the way we liked it!

Now that my husband is retired, we can go visit Mercy and Will anytime, and stay as long as we want. My husband was so happy that he didn’t have to worry about going to work upon returning home. We look forward to our frequent visit of Mercy and Will in the future! In fact, the next trip is on Mother’s Day weekend!

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge – Forward

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

Weekly Photo Challenge – Wish

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My husband and I live in southern California. My daughter and her husband live in Portland Oregon. There is 1,000 miles in distance. We visit each other several times a year and go places together. My “wish” or “desire” has been that we live closer together. We could just hop over for dinner. We could have a game night until late, and still not too far away to get home. We could go for a walk and talk about everyday life. With technology, there’s no limit to send a text, get on the phone, or skype. Yet, there is nothing compare to being close by and able to do thing spontaneously.

Photos: Portland airport, Japanese Garden OR, Laguna Beach CA, Multnomah Fall, OR

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Big and Small

“Trees of Mystery” is a privately owned attraction located in Northern California.  Paul Bunyan is at the door to welcome you. My baby daughter was modeling to compare the size of Paul Bunyan.

Voodoo donuts, Portland, Oregon – my husband is eating the big size donut. They also have small size donuts with special toppings.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Big and Small

Snowing – Portland, OR

Our daughter and son-in-law live in Portland, Oregon. It was snowing last night. They sent us photos around 9:30 p.m. The snow kept falling overnight. They sent us photos of the snow again at 10:00 a.m. this morning. Wow, it was so lovely. How we wish we were there. The good news was that they could work at home through the company internet.12

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– Photos by Mercy Rossi