Daughter is running a half marathon in southwest Washington state, so I tagged along. More of a driver and an observer; certainly not a runner.
We stayed in a hotel with a view of the Columbia River. The bridge is the drawbridge from Vancouver to Portland.
We used the GPS on the iPhone to navigate to Portland’s San Lu Chinese Garden. However, we ended up at a Chinese Garden restaurant instead. Nice little side tour of Portland. The travel gods felt sorry for us, and we snagged a parking spot right in front of the Chinese Garden. Amazing beautiful and quiet place in the middle of Portland’s hustle and bustle.
I have more pictures on my camera, so will upload those later. We then walked to the Portland Saturday Market. This is the largest continuously operated Saturday market in the USA. Last time I visited it was in 1976 when it was 2 years old. Wow, has it grown!! Check out these adorable cat earrings I bought.
We then had to visit Daughter’s favorite clothing store, so we walked and walked some more. Three dresses later we had to return to the car to feed the parking meter; I wasn’t about to give up the perfect parking space.
Daughter’s race is in a few hours, so I guess I should get some sleep. An erroneous knock on the hotel door at 3:10 a.m. woke me up. Since I was awake, I wrote this post. But it is time to sign off.
Thank you Tim ( my friend) for a perfect Portland day! And thanks to my daughter for inviting me along for the weekend.