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Walked 4.23 Miles – Rhododendron Gardens

Posted on Feb 22, 2013 in Hipstamatic, Portland, Portland Progress, SE Portland, Walks, Westmoreland | 0 comments

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Man, oh man, was it rainy today. Hardcore downpour with lots of wind. I set out towards the Rhododendron Gardens, because it’s been too long since I’ve been. The weather was so extreme that I almost turned around several times. I kept picking a distance up ahead as my turnaround point, but each time I got to that mark I kept going. I’m so glad I didn’t give up. I like this picture, because you can see the rain coming down in a sheet up towards the top of the bridge.

 

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Here’s a new development. It looks like the permanent sidewalk will go in soon.
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Safety is attitude. Everyone should live be these 2 simple rules.
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This was the only duck out of the water and he just looked miserable. I could commiserate. I was soaked from head to toe.
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I had the place completely to myself until this friendly dog and his owner came by. I got to pet her for few seconds. Love that.
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The puddles were much bigger on the return trip.
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It was great to see the Max construction this far down. The Westmoreland golf course is directly to my left.
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What do we do when we can’t be together??
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I could see entire large trees reflected in puddles.

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