Ivy and I have been loving Portland. The last two weekends have been astonishingly beautiful and we've spent lots of time walking around Washington Park, visiting Pittock Mansion and just today doing the amazing "Eagle Creek" hike. This is perhaps the most beautiful hike we've ever done anywhere in the world and it even surpasses Yosemite in many ways. I'll post some pictures soon. And yesterday we went with my sister, her husband and kids to an apple farm owned by a Japanese family (which helps to produce an excellent Fuji variety) and we all picked apples and they filled up a wagon to bring home. Idyllic.
We love the crisp, fresh air and green trees everywhere. Today a breeze caused a huge shower of red and yellow leaves to fall on us as we left church. Fall is spectacular here.