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Week #6 Sweden Cultural Visit Challenge

Sunday, August 15, 2010

So, to complete the cultural visit challenge for my Summer Camp Challenge with my SparkTeam, I contacted a few of my best girl friends and invited them to join me in visiting a historic landmark here in the Portland area - Pittock Mansion. You can go to www.pittockmansion.org to read more about the distinguished history of this beautiful estate. It was a great afternoon spent stepping back in history and touring a magnificent home. My DH texted me to ask how it was going and when we would be moving in *lol*

Even though it was 97 degrees F outside, we also enjoyed touring the gardens with their beautiful views of Mt. Hood and Mt. St Helens. All in all, we had a great afternoon visiting an important historical site as well as enjoying each other's company!

The estate gift shop

The rear terrace of the mansion

And, bonus! There was a miniature rose show at the mansion today during our visit!

Two of my girlfriends and I posing on the rear terrace - it was hot!

We had a great time and I would definitely recommend a visit to anyone traveling to Portland if you want a slice of what 1900s Portland was like!
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    You're coming to Portland? Fun! I'm bummed that I'll be out of town this weekend for my sister's wedding shower or else I'd suggest we meet up for a walk or something! Hope you have a safe drive up and a great time while you're here! emoticon
    3139 days ago
    It's absolutely beautiful up there. Haven't been in years. I'll be in Portland over the weekend and I might just have to add that to my agenda.
    3139 days ago
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    Sounds like a great visit. The mansion looks beautiful.
    Will definitely visit it when I come to Portland.
    3140 days ago
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