Portland turned out to be a tourist driven coastal town without much to contain us other than a couple of natural wonders along the water. Since we didn't have much to see in town, on Saturday morning we headed straight out to see Cape Bridgewater. Cape Bridgewater sits around 25km outside the city and before reaching it we made a quick stop at the Cape Nelson Lighthouse. While tours are given at certain times, we weren't in luck this day, so we admired the building from below before moving on.
Day 85 - Saturday July 14, 2007 - Portland, Oregon How do you evaluate a city you might want to live in with just one day...
To be honest, I don't have much to report here and thus the only picture I can provide is the beautfiul rose above. We woke up Thursday morning and bid farewell to my cousin. He truly made us feel at home. It was wonderful, considering that we have been away from home for a little while. After leaving his house we got on the road for our five hour drive down to Portland. In reality, we stayed Thursday night in Vancouver, WA which sits right across the border from Portland.
Today was my favorite kind of day. We were able to do a few things, we saw so much beauty and it wasn't rushed or stressful like it would've been in a big city. In fact, I loved this day so much, that I am including twice the normal amount of pictures. The day started in Merrimack, New Hampshire, just outside the city of Manchester. From our hotel, we drove about thirty miles to the coastal town of Portsmouth, NH. Portsmouth lies on New Hampshire's tiny bit of Atlantic coastline, right across from Maine's border.