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Travel Blogs from Beaverton
... north earlier in August and were now making all sorts of barking racket. It was difficult to see them however due to the thick fog which hung heavy in the air. A few minutes and many pictures later we set out to find the Cape Arago Lighthouse, however we were unsuccessful despite three loops around the area and numerous stops at potential spots. It was not to be found today! Not to be deterred we marched onward, enjoying the now familiar beauty of the Oregon Coast. Determined to see ...
This morning was another early start; we were up and away by 7am and Graeme had warned us that we had another long day of driving ahead of us...cannily, I managed to get myself in the front seat next to Graeme so I would be comfortable for the day (Laura had already sat in the front twice so I had no issue with leaving her in the front row haha). Today we were going to Mount Saint Helens and Laura and I were both really excited, as we've wanted to go forever ...
... time I spent in Portland I was constantly shocked at the quality of the air, even in the hustle-bustle of downtown Portland; for the first time ever I was enjoying breathing in a city.
The atmosphere was the clincher though with the wind blowing seeds from the trees as you wandered the city streets giving you the opportunity to watch the little white and green seeds dancing in the wind towards the ground, then become mesmerised at the huge piles ...
... on our return to downtown Angie comes to the rescue and offers me a sofa for the night ... a small one ... but at least it's inside and with a pillow and blanket.
I have to add however that it's a uncomfortable night on a sofa that isn't as long as me ... long legs are not fun when the sofa is too short for you. Oh and bonus but everyone in her building seemed to need the toilet all night long, so I was forever getting disturbed by visits to the bathroom! ...
... shrubs were blooming yet so I caught a bus back into town. After a walk through downtown and past the famous Voodoo Donuts, I headed back to the hostel for the 6pm art tour. Because it was the first Thursday of the month, all the galleries had free openings so I went with agroup from the hostel. We toured around a dozen or so galleries and all the styles were quite different and individual although none were in my price range! ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking