Without further ado, here are the first three of our Top Ten:
I'd been to Portland once before, but this trip was a first for Josh. I must say I'm thankful for an excuse (a meeting for work) to go there regularly. It is a pretty city, with a big river running through it and bridges all around town. Plus, it has a certain charming grittiness to it which I enjoy. Oh, and the city is known for GREAT food.
9. Portland's Washington Park - The Rose Garden.
Josh reads up on the places we're going ahead of time and plans out what he'd like to see, while I just roll with the flow. He'd found out about this place and suggested we go and see it. I, of course, had no idea of it's existence. But perched up on a hill overlooking the city is a big old park, and a part of the park is dedicated to an enormous rose garden.
I'm thankful Josh takes care of the trip research.
When it comes to vacations, give us big cities over beaches any day of the week. I'd say we're "city people" except we don't actually live in a big city or anything. But we enjoy them. This was my first trip to Seattle and I was TOTALLY impressed. I don't know what I was expecting but let me tell you a little something I didn't know going in:
In Seattle, there is water EVERYWHERE.
And lots of boats. And hills.
From Puget Sound to Lake Washington to Lake Union, and all kinds of canals in between, we pretty much saw water wherever we went. And remember those house boats from Sleepless in Seattle? They're totally sweet.