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!