But first..one of the girls who volunteers with me frequently was having a jewelry party on Saturday. I had been up early for Comcast Cares day (volunteer event) and wasn't going to go, but I always feel bad not going because it's hard to get people to come to those types of parties, and it was really meant to just be a time to hang out and drink wine with people. So for about three hours before the party, I kept saying, I'm not going to go, tired, last night home alone, just want to do nothing...but then twenty minutes before the start time, I decide: I'M GOING!!! So I changed out of my comfy house clothes and rushed off. When I found the house, there was only one car in the driveway and I was like, phew! Thank god I decided to come!! Only one other person showed!! And then....her husband answered the door and told me that the party was LAST NIGHT!!! Grrr. I can't remember the last time I put something on my calendar on the wrong date!!
Anyway, so back to today. The weather was PERFECT!!!
My friend Jen and her gorgeous daughter met me in downtown Portland to go to the Chinese Gardens. I got there early and parked far away so I would have to walk and get some good exercise. And walk I dd. I walked for an hour before meeting them, and then we walked for another two hours or so. It wasn't a fast walk, for sure-how fast can you walk with a 5 year old....but according to my calculations, I walked for about 4.4 miles today. And I took about 185 pictures....yikes. That's a lot to sort through!! Here's some random stuff I found in my city:
|My favorite photo subject!|
|I gave him a dollar for not trying to be a prostitute.|
|Really odd flower - any idea what this is??|
|Random shelf on a wall. We found three books on it. We took them all.|
|Famous local saying.|
|Cool bike rack..or bench?|
|Every china town needs a Hung Far Low restaurant.|
|Flowers at the Chinese Gardens.|
|Beautiful Adrienne at her favorite spot in the gardens.|
|Random saying on a stone block at the waterfront.|
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