Apparently, riding 4300 miles on a bicycle, carrying approximately 150 pounds, leaves one fairly well out of shape. A modest amount of walking has left me aching and burning from ankle to hip, and I'm exhausted. That being said, in the face of the world-renowned Portland Japanese Garden I forgot about my misery for a while. Thank you Michelle - had you not treated me to tickets, I would have slunk away from the $10 entry fee and missed out horribly.
Note: A great many of last weeks photos where corrupted on my memory card. Just a few survived of the gardens, but even the best of them didn't really do it justice.