Today was one of those beautiful sunny winter days that we absolutely love here in the PNW. It was too nice to stay inside, so we decided to go for a walk. We didn't want to do our usual walk down by the Columbia. I consulted my friend Sarah's blog for something fun & free to do. After blog stalking on her site for a while, we decided to visit Mt. Tabor Park in Portland. It looked like a fun hike with beautiful city views. A plus was that Matty could take his longboard & skate around the park.
When we got there, Omid challenged me to a race up to the top. Loser had to buy lunch. I wasn't worried, as I had worn my tennis shoes & was feeling quite competent. I didn't get a photo of the stairs at the bottom, as I was sure I would have time to get a photo from the top...of Omid still climbing the stairs. Well, I was wrong. Omid won!
|I win. You buy lunch!|
You go this way, I go that way.
This statue is of Harvey Scott. Early editor of The Oregonian newspaper.
After we caught our breath, we walked over to see the view of downtown Portland.
|Gorgeous sunshiny day!☼|
|Warty looking trees.|
There are 190 acres of Mt. Tabor to explore, so we did just that.
|Look behind me: a Christmas tree!|
|Matty - taking a break from long boarding.|
|We finally made it down to the upper resorvoir.|
|Mt. Tabor houses several resorvoirs that supply drinking water to parts of the city.|
No throwing anything over that fence. There was a security guard + lots of cameras on site.
|Lower resorvoir. |
We never made it down the steps; afraid that we wouldn't make it up again.
|Matty pinning 'Camas' on the 'Where are you from?' map at the Visitor's Center.|
|Omid enjoying the sunshine.|
|The best banh mi in town!|
I can't wait to visit Mt. Tabor Park again, next time with Remy (as he would love it!). Thanks Sarah for the fun idea!☺