Travel Blogs from Portland
Our trip down to Portland started off well but as we approached Portland we could see the storm clouds forming in the sky ahead of us and new we were in for some nasty weather. Just before the city the storm hit but we were still a little behind it. It must have pelted down with rain as we got to one part of the expressway the roads were flooded but a lot of cars didn't even slow down.
This was evident ...
Portland was supposed to be only a short stop on our way from Seattle to San Francisco, therefore we had planned to stay there only for two days. However, the city turned out to be more interesting than we thought.
First of all, it's a very "green" city, with lots of people biking and jogging. Secondly, it's a paradise for vegetarians and vegans. People in Portland are very conscious about what they eat and they try to ...
... They certainly did look very lovely from our viewpoint peering over the wall on tiptoes... the entrance fee was a bit steep so this was our chosen vantage point. The trees we could see had beautiful colour leaves and it was all delicately oriental looking.
So instead we crossed over to the Rose Gardens (these were free), and Portland is known as the 'city of roses'. There ...
... geeky and helpful staff running around, Powell's has everything anyone could want in a bookshop. Given more than an afternoon in town, we'd definitely be spending a whole day here with a drink, a slice of cake or six and a stack of books. As it was, we had to content ourselves with an hour browsing and admiring the beautiful editions on the shelves. They even had a machine where you could make your own book - either a blank notebook, a diary ...
After getting off the plane we slowly walked to DFW's train system that links all the different buildings. We were in A & needed to get to D. We had a little under 4 hrs to use before our plane left so we were ok for time. The train was not busy & quick. We didn't need to walk far to get to our gate. We stopped off at a cafe so we could eat something for dinner. 3 out of the 4 of us was hungry so it was a good idea. Apparently Jon ...
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