Topic: Walking through the world
Today was beautiful . . . sunny, not too hot, etc. Great walking weather. I took a side trail from Burnside Ave and 24th st which took me through a lovely tunnel of green and dumped me off at a green space with signs about how to get to the Rose Gardens and other sights along the road to the zoo and childrens museum, etc., area high above Portland.
I found a side trail that took me to the rose gardens and was happily surprised to see an abundance of roses and people. I had forgotten that Portland is in the middle of the Rose Festival and the big rose event will be in a couple days. The roses were so gorgeous and smelled wonderful. It was also very so maybe I can sneak up there after the festival and enjoy them with fewer people.
The bus came by and I got on for a ride to the top and less people. The weather was gorgeous and there were less people around the zoo and, etc., but still more than usual.
I walked through the Vietnam War Memorial and then followed the Wildwood trail for over three miles to Burnside Avenue. It was wonderful, few people and great weather. The signage is also much better than when I tried to walk the Wildwood Trail from the zoo. There were too many trails up there and I got totally confused.
The next section is from Burnside north so I will try that one next time.