Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Drive to Portland

Well it's time for our wonderful visit with Vivian to end. We grew some great memories this visit as with all the others. The trip to the falls the conversations on the back porch. As Vivian took one last look out back we started the car for the drive to Portland.

I finally got a quick picture of the Sprayfoam Eagle next to the weigh station on I5 about 45 miles up the road from Creswell. Seeing how slowly I wake up and feel mobile Scrabble Queen drove us up to the Portland Airport (PDX) for Vivian's flight home and I snapped some blurry shots between cat naps as we drove.

As you can see the sky looked ominous and it was cool and close to raining all the way up with a few short showers.

This is an amusement park that marks the beginning of Oregon wine country.

Off and on there are farms along the highway with the exception of Albany and Salem. I liked this John Deere hot-rodder shot against the dark sky.

Just a shot along the highway. The pointy structure is a two story modernistic tower behind the sheds.

Traffic was light as we passed Wilsonville just south of Portland.

The Willamette River runs from Around Cottage Grove in the south to the Columbia River in Portland about 120 miles.

I liked the cool setting of this farmhouse because it reminded me of Heidi without the snow.

And the very modern, state-of-the-art Mercedes dealership where they can eat jello off of the floor because it's so clean and shiny - and that's in the service bays.

We finally arrived at PDX just as a military jet was landing. (Blow up the picture by clicking on it and look to the left side.)

We are now on final approach and getting instructions from the flight tower.

Finally up the "departures" ramp to drop off Vivian and give her a big hug - sad to see you leave sweet aunt.

Love you Vivian

No scrabble

Quote of the Day
"It is not our circumstances that create our discontent or contentment. It is us." ~ Vivian Greene

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