Portland is only about 1.5 hours away from Hebo.
It's a scenic drive to get there as well.
Today we had a special reason to head that way.
I have been corresponding with Betty Graffis since we arrived in Hebo.
She used to live here, and knows exactly where we are staying at the hatchery!
George and I decided to meet Betty, and her husband Joe, for lunch.
They directed us to a local place called Tebo's.
They go there quite often, and even know the owner Craig..
who told us the story of the place :-)
He was kind enough to take a picture of the 4 of us!
Betty was kind enough to print out a list of Portland attractions.
They are terrific people!
Armed with the list, we hugged them both, and took off north to the city.
We knew we wouldn't have enough time in one afternoon to see everything we wanted.
We chose first to go to the Portland Rose Garden.
I took so many pictures of the beautiful flowers, I can't put them all here.
Here are a few of the prettiest ones..
Mr Gnome decided he wanted his picture taken with the roses,
just like his cousin on the commercial :-)
There is so much to see at the Rose Garden, but we just got a taste of it.
Speaking of taste..
we were told we just had to go to VooDoo Doughnut.
We really wanted to go to the original shop..
but the line was crazy!
So we found their second location (VooDoo Doughnut Too)
Yes, that is bacon on a Maple Bacon Bar. Yum!
There are hundreds of combinations of donuts..
we stuck to these two :-)
We can't wait to go back and explore some more of the wonderful city!