A few days ago Lovely Ivy and I enjoyed a beautiful afternoon hiking around Portland's Washington Park and rose garden. We love how we live in a relatively affordable part of the outskirts of the city and in just ten minutes we can be downtown. And Washington Park is situated in the foothills with a great view of Mount Hood. We're always happy walking through big green trees with a pleasant cool breeze. The Pacific NW suits us well.
I've been pleased with a new smartphone we recently invested in: AT&T's "tilt". I'm able to keep tabs on the business and get notified whenever new email comes in. I was tempted to go with an iphone and also with the new Gphone by google. But I can't use an iphone in Europe ,while I can unlock the "tilt." It has gps and I can read MS Word documents on it too (it has a windows operating system) which is good for my line of work. The monthly price was the best too.
Ivy had a very successful minor operation performed yesterday and the hospital we were at (OHSU) perched on a hill overlooking the city felt more like a retreat center or hotel (mostly) than a hospital. She is doing great and recovering quickly and will probably be back at Pilate's tomorrow ;)