Our Afternoon Jaunt

Have you ever seen a flying duck land in a parking lot mud puddle?  We did today.  The mallard looked like it got some road rash, but it waddled right behind us as we entered The Crystal Spring Rhododendron Garden. We went to look at their gravel because I love the way it sounds when I walk on their paths.  I want to add the same gravel to our path and patio at home.  

While we were there, I stopped and sat on my favorite bench in my favorite garden room.  
I admired the blooming rhododendrons.  If you live in the area, you really need to visit the park this spring.  And if you are looking for rhododendrons, their sale on Mother's Day weekend is fantastic.  
Afterwards, I was feeling a bit peckish so we stopped for a grilled beer sausage ($4) at Otto's, the best sausage shop in Portland.
Mike has been serving up fresh grilled Otto's sausages for 10 years.  And Otto's has been in this location since 1929 and is still run by the same family.  A neighborhood jewel.
We savored our lunch and then continued on our way with major onion breath.