Saturday, March 5, 2011

Portland

I'm not a city person, but if there's one city I wouldn't mind living in, it's Portland, OR.  I visited the city for a day during my marathon road trip this past summer, perusing the Japanese Gardens, the Chinese Gardens, and Powel's books.  I wish I had had more time to spend there, and had been able to do less driving there; the roads are a pain if you aren't used to them.

The only real thing stopping me is that it's a long way away form my family.  Visiting would be Christmas time and the occasional week during the summer.  If my family needed me, I would have a difficult time being there for them. 

In the end, Portland will remain on my list as potential places to live, but stay at the bottom.

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