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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Day 28 SOL - Portland Wonderland

Today started with a hike in North Park in Portland. It's only a few blocks from where my daughter and grandson live. It's not what you expect in a city park. It's like a stroll through a rain forest. The smell of oxygen is strong in the air where the sunlight hits all the plant life. There are multiple trails that go up and up. At one point, we could look down on hikers below. Felt like we were on quite a steep trail grade but it was so gradual and beautiful that I just floated along. The sunlight streamed down in rays that were 3D touchable. We reached out to grab them like one does in a 3D movie. 





From North Park we ended up in a beautiful neighborhood of older homes and walked to the house from the Twilight movies. It was some house! 

Home to eat and rest a bit, then a walk to downtown Portland...Powell's Bookstore! My grandson and I looked and looked for the perfect books to take back to my 4th graders readers. We ended up in the "Rare Books" section and saw a $12,000 book (did NOT purchase that one!) that could have been taken out of the glass case and held. It was in a special room that had a person watching over and must have had a strong dehumidifier as when we left my eyeballs felt like all the juice was sucked out of them. 



Today was a very good day.

D :)

4 comments:

  1. Perfect day! Walking, reading... I remember the Powell Book Store- online. Great to hear you are in the REAL THING!!!
    Digital Bonnie

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  2. What a great experience. A beautiful hike and an amazing bookstore too is quite the jackpot. I haven't been to Powell's, but have heard so many good things about it. Thanks for taking us along on your hike.

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  3. Portland is so beautiful. It looks like it was one of those days where you are happy to have all the time in the world to explore.

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  4. Everything looks so beautiful and I love hearing about it!

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