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Portland: Our Adventure to the Oregon Coast

Several weeks it was (surprise) so so rainy in Portland. So we thought we'd try our luck and take a day trip to the coast. It was raining so much, we could barely see on our drive out. But we were rewarded when we arrived to bright blue skies .. and in true Oregon coast form, a cold and windy, but beautiful experience on the beach. Our day was filled with rogue waves, rich clam chowder, salt water taffy, the invigorating scent of the sea, and smiles. IMG_2849 IMG_2850 IMG_2858 IMG_2859 IMG_2860 IMG_2862 IMG_2863 IMG_2865 IMG_2867 IMG_2869 IMG_2871 IMG_2873 IMG_2874 IMG_2877 IMG_2879 IMG_2880 IMG_2881 IMG_2882 IMG_2884 IMG_2885

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Portland: Our Adventure to Leach Botanical Garden

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*They are having their annual Plant Sale on Saturday April 19 at Floyd Light Middle School.

Portland: Our Adventure to Pip's

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