What is our ideal travel weather? Warm, sunny, and always dry.
We knew Portland would be cool, overcast and rainy, but we had no choice. It was time to prepare for our upcoming seven-month trip to South America, and this was the place to do it. We felt a bit grumpy though as the rain continued day-after-day-after-day.
We still took our daily walks and made two discoveries. First, moss grows beautifully in this climate, and we loved its sumptuous color, the way if grows on rocks, sidewalks, up steps and on houses. It’s almost glowing and always a vivid green.
Our second discovery came soon after we arrived in Portland. On a day of driving rain, Beth’s old blue rain jacket (the one she thought would last forever since it is so rarely used) was discovered, sadly, to no longer be waterproof.
It was perfect timing to discover the raincoat had to be replaced before we get to South America where we know we’ll have rain. Now, we’ve replaced the old royal blue with a new turquoise colored rain jacket. And it was an enjoyable time in the rain, looking at the mosses growing in Portland. Two good discoveries!