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"Earth's crammed with heaven." -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

417--Oregon: Spruce Goose and Portland
@ CherieSpotting     Nov 06 2008 - 16:26 PST
cherie writes: It’s hard for Greg to pass up an aviation museum—especially if it holds the largest airplane ever constructed—the Spruce Goose. Constructed and assembled between 1943 and 1947 by the Hughes Aircraft Co, the Spruce Goose was only flown once on Nov. 2, 1947 by Howard Hughes. You can only stare at a big plane for so long…so after Greg got his airplane fix, we headed to Portland.

Portland was bursting with fall colors when we arrived. Greg and I stayed with our good friend Merry and her wonderful family. We explored all the nooks and crannies of Portland from the peaceful Japanese Gardens to the chaotic VooDoo Doughnuts. The doughnuts were worth the wait, and worth the weight. How could anyone pass up a doughnut with a pretzel stuck in him torturing his red raspberry innards?

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Cherie and Greg with the Spruce Goose, the largest airplane ever constructed.  On November 2, 1947 was its first and last flight.

Cherie and Greg with the Spruce Goose, the largest airplane ever constructed. On November 2, 1947 was its first and last flight.

To help the Spruce Goose float (in case of an emergency), Hughes loaded the interior of the massive plane with beach balls.

To help the Spruce Goose float (in case of an emergency), Hughes loaded the interior of the massive plane with beach balls.

Comparing wingspans of the Spruce Goose against other commercial aircraft.

Comparing wingspans of the Spruce Goose against other commercial aircraft.

Hughes "Flying Boat" versus the 747.

Hughes "Flying Boat" versus the 747.

Greg near the Spruce Goose.

Greg near the Spruce Goose.

The Spruce Goose tail.

The Spruce Goose tail.

One mighty prop!

One mighty prop!

Cherie being a dork in the kid's section.

Cherie being a dork in the kid's section.

Greg checks out the tanks outside the museum.

Greg checks out the tanks outside the museum.

Tanks a lot!

Tanks a lot!

War on the woods?

War on the woods?

They might be green, but they don't blend in.

They might be green, but they don't blend in.

Another sunny day in Portland, Oregon.... The only umbrella I could find was this statue.

Another sunny day in Portland, Oregon.... The only umbrella I could find was this statue.

Colorful Portland.

Colorful Portland.

The line in front of VooDoo Doughnut, a must-taste doughnut experience.

The line in front of VooDoo Doughnut, a must-taste doughnut experience.

I love you, Portland!

I love you, Portland!

We're going to have to share that doughnut, Merry!

We're going to have to share that doughnut, Merry!

Ladies love their voodoo.

Ladies love their voodoo.

VooDoo Doughnuts.  Worth the wait; worth the weight.

VooDoo Doughnuts. Worth the wait; worth the weight.

Portland's China town.

Portland's China town.

Greg explores the park.

Greg explores the park.

This Portland elephant doesn't eat very much.

This Portland elephant doesn't eat very much.

Portland's Japanese Gardens.

Portland's Japanese Gardens.

Finally, birds that stand still for a picture.

Finally, birds that stand still for a picture.

So coy.

So coy.

As the water falls.

As the water falls.

A sanctuary to relax in.

A sanctuary to relax in.

Spine.

Spine.

Greg.

Greg.

Everything Zen.

Everything Zen.

A rock group. (Not the Rolling Stones.)

A rock group. (Not the Rolling Stones.)

The little red tree.

The little red tree.

Portland with Mt. Hood in the distance.

Portland with Mt. Hood in the distance.

Mt. Hood.

Mt. Hood.

Yellow rose.  Sometimes you have to stop to smell these.

Yellow rose. Sometimes you have to stop to smell these.

Glorious flowers.

Glorious flowers.

Pink rose.

Pink rose.

The orange rose. Alternate name: the sweaty flower.

The orange rose. Alternate name: the sweaty flower.

Holding up this fountain is a woman's job.

Holding up this fountain is a woman's job.

Participants in an AIDS march.

Participants in an AIDS march.

Now that's a cool fountain.

Now that's a cool fountain.

Thirsty?  You're not allowed to drink from this fountain.

Thirsty? You're not allowed to drink from this fountain.

The Lotus Cafe.

The Lotus Cafe.

Quick, look at that elk!

Quick, look at that elk!

Portland's famous elk.

Portland's famous elk.

If you hadn't already guessed...we gave ourselves a tour of Portland's fountains.

If you hadn't already guessed...we gave ourselves a tour of Portland's fountains.

Sheila, Cherie and Merry.

Sheila, Cherie and Merry.

Water-loving ladies.

Water-loving ladies.

Portland.

Portland.

The back side of water.

The back side of water.

Portland, in reflection.

Portland, in reflection.

Sculpture.

Sculpture.

Cherie and Greg by a fountain in Portland.

Cherie and Greg by a fountain in Portland.

Closer view of Cherie & Greg.

Closer view of Cherie & Greg.

Now that's a zoom!

Now that's a zoom!

Merry and her mom, Sheila.

Merry and her mom, Sheila.

What exactly does "unpaved" mean?

What exactly does "unpaved" mean?