Friday, October 26, 2018

Saturday Snapshot - October 27

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One of the exceptionally fun things my daughter and I did this summer was the 4T with some of her Girl Scout troop.  The 4T is a loop in Portland that involves the 4 T's--trail, tram, trolley, and train.  You can do it in either direction, but here is how we did it:

TRAIL: We started at Washington Park and from there we hiked up to Council Crest, back down the Marquam Trail, and then up to OHSU (Oregon Health Sciences University).  The total length was just over 4 miles and it was a great hike--definitely challenging, but not so bad that it would kill you!

TRAM: At OHSU we took the tram from the top of the hill down to the bottom (where play-doh happened, which is not really part of the 4T...)  This was the first time I had ever taken the trolley and the view was amazing.

TROLLEY: From the bottom of the hill below OHSU, we took the Trolley back into downtown Portland.

TRAIN: Technically, you take the train from downtown Portland back to Washington Park, but our cars were parked out in the 'burbs, so we just kept on going past Washington Park...

It was something I had wanted to do for years and the girls loved it.  We are already trying to do it again next year, but with the hubs and my son!

I normally don't post pictures of other children, but I do have permission to post pictures of my daughter's friend here (hint, she's the blonde girl you haven't seen on this blog before)...

The view from Council Crest.  It was a little smoky that day (but not nearly as bad as it had been), so you can't quite see it--but Portland is down there.

My daughter and her friend, waiting for the Tram (which was the girls' favorite part of the 4T) 
At the bottom of the tram, there was a family area set up and the girls had to take a little break to play with the play-doh.

The trolley was surprisingly exciting, probably because the girls got to stand as we rode along...

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