On Tuesday morning, we hit Powell’s one more time, then packed up our stuff and walked to the nearest MAX stop. I lost a wheel on my luggage with the heavy art supplies, but between the two of us we managed. We took the MAX all the way to Hillsboro, where we caught a bus to Forest Grove. Had it not been for the broken wheel, it would have been easy. I won’t mind taking public transport again to this conference, but I will buy a heavy duty wheeled carry-on bag before my next trip.

We both are in love with Forest Grove, Oregon. I long to live there. The weather was almost perfect, temperature wise, anyway. That was a relief since the last two visits were during awful heat waves.

Forest Grove, Oregon

^^^Front of our AirBNB

Forest Grove, Oregon

^^^Angel and daisies

Forest Grove, Oregon

^^^Yummy black raspberries for free munching

Forest Grove, Oregon

^^^Chickens and guineas

Forest Grove, Oregon

^^^View of our apartment and balcony from the trail

Forest Grove, Oregon

Forest Grove, Oregon

^^^Sign that convinced me to not walk on the trail

Forest Grove, Oregon

^^^Main Street redwoods

Forest Grove, Oregon

^^^I like the color scheme of this historic house

Forest Grove, Oregon

Forest Grove, Oregon

Forest Grove, Oregon

Forest Grove, Oregon

Forest Grove, Oregon

Forest Grove, Oregon

^^^Gorgeous flowers and gardens on our walks from our B&B to Pacific University.