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Sep/10

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Lan Su Chinese Gardens

Lan Su Chinese Gardens – Portland, OR

September 8, 2010

Here are some photos of our afternoon at the Lan Su Chinese Gardens where we enjoyed the peaceful ambiance, beauty and good tea.

Beautiful patio and round doorway to the Lan Su Chinese Gardens.

Beautiful patio and round doorway to the Lan Su Chinese Gardens.

Bonzai Tree seen through a doorway

Bonsai Tree seen through the doorway in the picture above.

Beautiful patio and round doorway

Beautiful patio and round doorway seen from the other side.

Another doorway in the  Lan Su Chinese Gardens.

Another doorway in the Lan Su Chinese Gardens.

View from the other side of this beautiful doorway

View from the other side of this beautiful doorway.

Another very interesting doorway.

Another very interesting doorway.

Koi pond and pagoda at the Lan Su Chinese Gardens.

Koi pond and pagoda at the Lan Su Chinese Gardens.

hidden waterfall

Interesting hidden waterfall seen in the background of the photo above. These rocks were brought here from China.

Couple enjoying the Lan Su Chinese Gardens.

Couple enjoying the Lan Su Chinese Gardens.

Lilly pads in Koi pond

Lilly pads in Koi pond. The Tea room is on the left.

Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon

A final view of this beautiful Chinese Garden in Portland, Oregon.

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Jun/10

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Oregon Coast – Redwoods, Rogue River & Gold Beach

Oregon Coast – Redwoods, Rogue River & Gold Beach

June 26, 2010

On our way North from Arizona to Salem, OR we stopped in Gold Beach to explore the Oregon Coast and Rogue River.

Rays of Light Shining through Redwoods in the Fog

We got an early start (for us) this morning and drove through the Redwoods along US101 in the fog. It was a beautiful, wild ride.

Light Shining through Redwoods in the Fog

Light rays shining through the tops of huge Redwood trees in the fog near the OR border on US101 in Northern CA.

Rogue River, OR

Stopped in the first town past the Oregon border to have breakfast. Got up to Gold Beach by 2:30 and pulled into Indian Creek RV Park and set up camp. The park was nice with a creek not far from our rather narrow campsite. Since it was still early we decided to go for a drive along the Rogue River.

Dog on Rocky Beach

We stopped for a little while on a rocky beach and let the dogs run along Rogue River.

Cargo Ship near mouth of North Jetty in Gold Beach, OR

Then out to the Pacific and sat on the North Jetty for awhile, feeding Seagulls and watching a small cargo ship trying to get in the channel. Had a nice dinner on the Rogue river.

June 27, 2010

Old rotting, mossy fishing boat

The next morning we got everything ready to move and then drove back through the town of Gold Beach where we saw this old rotting, mossy fishing boat.

Rocks along the Oregon coast near Gold Beach

We continued down the Oregon coast to these beautiful huge rocks.

Rocks along the Oregon coast near Gold Beach 2

Another view of the huge rocks south of Gold Beach, OR.

Waves with an offshore breeze near Gold Beach, OR

Waves with an offshore breeze near Gold Beach, OR.

Rocks along the Oregon coast near Gold Beach 3

Another view of the huge rocks south of Gold Beach, OR. Note the people walking along the beach.

Rocks along the Oregon coast near Gold Beach 4

Another huge rock (at least 50 ft high) with an interesting mineral deposit.

Rocks along the Oregon coast near Gold Beach 5

Close up view of this interesting rock.

Chihuahua on beach

Our Chihuahua catching her breath after running with her “big sister” along the beach.

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