Saturday, June 07, 2014

In Portland Friday Evening

We arrived in Portland around 2 PM (PDT) and checked into our motel to rest a bit before going over to Rick & Sandy's house in the Woodstock area in SE Portland.

After meeting up with the kids (and Penny, the Wonder Dog) we unloaded Rick's stuff from the Tundra and then drove over to the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardens to see Aisley's commemorative plaque. We were abit too late to see the azelas in flower but there were still plenty of blooms of other sorts.

Rick & Sandy near Aisley's plaque. 

A small plaque on a bench commemorates the memory of Aisley Cecilia, September 19, 2013. The bench overlooks a quiet pool fed by a bubbling waterfall and surrounded by a variety of flowering shrubs and trees.

The waterfall and pool. 

Aisley's ashes are beneath the rhododendron at the base of the falls to the right.

We walked along the trails a bit and visited with the friendliest ducks, geese and squirrels you'll ever meet. Saw some baby wood ducks being escorted by their mom, too. Then we went off to have dinner at Pastini Pastaria.

1 comment:

threecollie said...

So sad....a very beautiful place though.