A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

by alyson

Congratulations to my dad on his retirement. He’s been counting down the days for a long time now but has already agreed to teach a few classes again in the fall so I guess it’s more of a partial retirement. Very excited for him. To celebrate, my mom and dad rented a beach house on the Oregon Coast for our family to stay in for the week. We’ve been itching for a road trip so this came at a great time.

Pet maintenance. Not as glamorous as it may seem.

8-19-2013

We left work early and drove straight to Portland. We don’t stop much when we are on road trips. We get really obsessive about trying to beat the ETA from the GPS with minimal speeding involved. At each gas station: “Stop cleaning the windshield! We’re losing minutes!” I don’t know if it makes traveling more or less fun. Anyway this was a gorgeous scenic overlook in Oregon at a rare stop.

8-20-2013

8-20-2013

Seems like we always stop in Baker City

Seems like we always stop in Baker City

The drive got a big buggy

The drive got a big buggy

Stayed the night in Portland and doddled around the city a bit the next day. Portland may not be for everyone but we love it.

Breakfast at Voodoo Doughnuts. Breakfast of champions

Voodoo

Voodoo

Good things come in pink boxes

Good things come in pink boxes

Portlandia

Portlandia

 

Japanese Gardens.

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Bridge to Terrabithia

Bridge to Terrabithia

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Little Tiny Mini Baby Retaining Wall

Little Tiny Mini Baby Retaining Wall

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Zen

Zen

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I am a rock

I am a rock

Zen 2

Zen 2

I want.

I want.

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Now onto the Rose Gardens

I made Doug do this.

I made Doug do this.

Methinks a Rose is Best

Methinks a Rose is Best

Rose Colored Glasses

Rose Colored Glasses

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By Any Other Name

8-21-2013

8-21-2013

Little Bee!

Little Bee!

There's a Yellow Rose in Texas

There’s a Yellow Rose in Texas

Wise, Bill.

Me too, Bill. Me too.

Then we headed south to the coast.

Too many pictures, to be continued…