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Close to Home Wanderings

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While we've been home we've been taking advantage of the giant system of trails about 30 seconds from our house at the Hoyt Arboretum and Forest Park. This morning instead of our normal (daily) 4 miles, we branched off and headed over to the Portland Japanese Garden

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Makes me want to go back to Japan! 🙂

After the Japanese Garden we continued down the hill to the Rose Garden at Washington Park. Gorgeous day, tons of blooming roses (why are we usually here in the winter when there are hardly any flowers blooming?) 

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The smell from this photo is incredible.

After the Rose Garden we continued back up the hill to rejoin our trail and did the rest of our normal route. All in all we hiked over 6 miles, went to two parks, and were back home by noon. Not bad!