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Weekly Photo Challenge – Bridge Connection

I came to Portland, Oregon as a student forty years ago. At that time, there were nine bridges in the Willamette Valley. I had to remember which bridge to take from Milwaukie to downtown Portland, or which bridge to take to get on Interstate 5 to go to Seattle, Washington. Forty years later, there is one new bridge that makes ten bridges in Portland, Oregon. In this post, I include one bridge from Portland. Other bridges are from our travel.

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The St. Johns Bridge is a steel suspension bridge that spans the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, USA. I took this photo from Cathedral Park in the St. Johns neighborhood.

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The Sydney Harbor Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbor, Australia. My husband and I joined a tour to climb to the top of the Bridge.

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London Bridge, London crosses over River Thames in central London. We only had photos taken by the bridge.

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This Bamboo Bridge is in Lan Tau Island, Hong Kong. It needed attention and concentration to walk across this bridge.

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This Suspension Bridge is in Shenzhen, China. My family and I only walked to the middle of the bridge to have photos taken.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Family Visit Travel

Tuesday Photo Challenge this week is the theme Travel, “Travel does not require it to be far or exotic, but simply any trip to where you do not live.” Frank said.

We have three kinds of travel – sightseeing, relaxing, and visiting family.

Our last trip was for family visit. My husband I spent Mother’s Day weekend with Mercy and Will in Portland, Oregon. We went to The Salty’s for a seafood buffet brunch on Saturday instead of Sunday. We were told that there were 1,800 guests on Sunday. It was such a delight to have window seating; watching the soothing water while eating. The food was delicious and abundant. Each of us made at least three trips to get different kind of food!

After brunch, we went to Kelley Point Park and enjoyed our walk in this fresh green park full of sky tall trees. At one corner of the park, we found an old dock with an abandoned anchor. From the dock, we watched the after rain dramatic clusters of clouds, the lightly lit sky and the somewhat calm river with distant docks and boats.

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On Sunday afternoon we went to St. John City Street Fair. Many roads were blocked off of traffic. Vendors from all kind of businesses had their displays in booths, selling their products. Kids were free running around. There were laughers everywhere. All four of us took turn to spin the hula hoop. It was such a relaxing, interesting and enjoying time for families and people in the community.

On our way home, I spotted a nice landscape from the neighborhood. I couldn’t resist taking a photo!

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Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Travel

Cee’s Which Way Challenge – Kelley Point Park, Portland, OR

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On May 13, 2017 Mercy and Will took my husband and I to Kelley Point Park in Portland, Oregon. The park is full of sky reaching trees and green bushes. It was right after the rain. The ground was still wet. We could smell the fresh green in the air. The park was along two rivers – Willamette River and Columbia River.

During Lewis and Clark expedition, they ascended Columbia River in 1805, and descended in 1806, but missed the mouth of Willamette River. The Native Americans had been in this areas around 1850. Since 1900, Willamette River became a significant river. Rich with sediments, deposited by flooding and rainfall on the western side of the Cascades, the Willamette Valley is one of the most fertile agricultural regions in North America,

The middle group of trees in the last photo is the point where Willamette River meets Columbia River.

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Cee’s Which Way – May 12, 2017

Daily Prompt: Descend

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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

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