Now for the rest of the story: Amber and I got up early to eat breakfast in Portland at a place called:
But first off we started off with a bubbly drink, a grapefruit mimosa.
The next step is to decide on your pancake batter. Amber went with buttermilk and I had...
The house was built by Mr and Mrs Leach back in the 1930's. It has lots of windows and each window has a gorgeous view. Mrs. Leach was an amateur botanist. She was very interested in the native plants. I believe there is 14 acres that is developed and another 14 or so acres that is not developed.
This side of the house faces towards the river at the bottom. Where the big windows are that is the living room which has a great view of the river and opposite side of the high bank.
This is the opposite side of the house that faces the river. From this side of the house you get a great view of the rock garden which you can see some of it in the photo above and you can also see what they called a carriage house but was never used as one. It now houses the full time gardener.
I think weather vanes are kinda cool.
A better photo of the rock garden. I think it would be better to visit in the spring or early summer as I think most of the plants had already bloomed but we did find some pretty blooms.
There was also an outdoor fireplace which I think they may have used to cook on. There might not have been a kitchen in the cottage as it was pretty small and in the summer cooking inside would have made it very hot and a fire hazard as well.
And that was the end of our little vacation together and I drove back to Washington after dropping Amber off at home so she could get ready for work. The bright spot is I know I will be seeing her soon.