Well, I certain didn’t mean to take a whole week off from blogging! We took a rode trip up to Portland, Oregon, and WordPress crashed every time I tried to open it on my iPhone. It was frustrating, but I suppose it also allowed me to relax without thinking about what to blog that day.
How about a week in photos to make up for a week of silence?
Perhaps the most awesome photo I have of myself with my husband? (our nephews in Portland have the BEST toys!!!!)
Proof that the mountains in Northern California are HOT!!!!
Gorgeous, gorgeous roses at the International Rose Test Garden in Portland.
Hammocks are the greatest!
Lavender rose! (the order of these photos is messed up, sorry!!!)
Free poems in Portland!
Excellent Dr. Who graffiti at OHSU observation deck.
Handy free library in Portland (same house as free poems)!
Jamison Square fountain, Portland.
Mt Shasta, northern California! Can you believe there are seven glaciers up there???
Mt Shasta on the way home.
Crossing Golden Gate Bridge, the sign that we’re just minutes from home!
My travel knitting ended up being hats! I had only done 2 of my intended 12 hats for the Larkin Street Youth Services, so I thought I’d see what kind of dent I could make in my numbers.
Well, I ended up completing 8 hats while we were away! So that’s 10 done for the year, only 2 to go! It was nice to have a vacation and visit family we only see once a year, see a nephew graduate high school, and to see Portland for the first time. It is so green in Oregon, compared to yellow, drought-stricken California! It was really nice but also confusing to be able to stay in one layer all day and evening, without wondering when the fog would roll in, or needing a sweater. I had really forgotten what summer feels like!
But there’s no place like home. 🙂