Shame on me! I could upload hundreds of photos but...not going to happen.
In the last post I talked about the Temple of 10,000 Buddhas and we were just about half way through the trip then but most of the second half of the trip wasn't nearly as picturesque or fun as the the first half...not that it was bad it just was more business then pleasure. Chuck had a meeting in Portland, Oregon that occupied his days and evenings that week and I was actually glad to have some down time just sitting and laying around the hotel room. When you have chronic fatigue/fibro etc it takes recovery time to get back to form...I recovered in time to visit with friends!
Portland was an interesting city but I didn't get out and about much! After the election on Tuesday and Trump's win there was rioting and things going on that I didn't want to be part of. I spent some time doing some crafting and just laying about. I walked a little bit in the day time over to the dispensary and Starbucks but that was about it!
My "desk" at the hotel! I actually got a lot done creating my gift for the 12 Days of Christmas Swap
|Star Bucks was in the bottom of this building and I had to cross 3 different major highways to get there...only six blocks but...might have been miles!|
|Buses and trams were everywhere and getting around wasn't an issue if you wanted to go somewhere!|
|This park was a block from our hotel. Very pretty place!|
|most of Portland is on a slope!|
Chuck and Max in Vietnam in 1970!
Chuck and Max on Veterans Day 2016 at Max and Kate's farm!
I borrowed those photos from Kate's Facebook page cause all mine have disappeared...
While in Albany we found out an old friend from Norman was living there near her daughter and granddaughter.
|Loretta, me and Chuck|
|Morgaine, Lili, and Chris|
After Albany it was a long drive home. We went east out of Albany and across the mountains into Utah. It is some beautiful country and diverse scenery was to be had...mountain passes to arid desert all the way in to Nebraska! A few photos:
Mountain passes in fog...
Reminds me of the movie a River Runs Through It!
Lots of beautiful scenery!
We had more car trouble after getting in to Nebraska and had our Alternator go out which necessitated a stay over to get it fixed! One good thing was it made us have to stop in York NE for the night where we got to visit with Heather Rhoden a friend from Norman. Heather grew up near York and was home for a visit. Heather now lives in the Dallas metroplex working and an ER Vet! We went out to supper at this awesome pub where Heather worked as a young girl!