Today was a trip into Portland. We went into the world famous Portland Japanese Garden as well as the Rose Garden. I've been to both before, but I always try to visit when I'm in town. My brother has a membership to the Japanese Garden, so he was able to get us in for free as his guests. Amber and I bought two tea cups and a package of incense at the gift shop.
We then went to Powell's. Powell's City of Books is a mecca to me (as the son of two librarians and an academic). We spent close to three hours in the store and I probably could have stayed longer but Amber was getting a little antsy.
We drove back to Lake Oswego and ate at Dang's Thai Kitchen. Their vegetarian Pad Thai was delish! Tomorrow is our last full day here and I'm already feeling a little bummed about leaving. It's hard having family live so far away sometimes, especially after seeing how much my nieces have grown up since I saw them last.
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