On Friday, May 22nd, Donnie and I drove up to Portland to see Jerry Seinfeld!! He was hilarious as expected and by the end, we were both laughing very hard 🙂 It was my second time to see him live, but it was Donnie’s first, so it was particularly fun for him. And we had good enough seats that we could actually see his face, which always helps with the humor.
Because it takes about an hour and a half to drive to Portland and the show itself is an hour and a half, we decided to stay the night in Portland. Friday night also happened to the night for the Portland Rose Festival’s firework show and our hotel was right on the river where the show was happening. But because I didn’t feel so hot, we didn’t go watch them (our room was on the backside of the hotel), but we definitely heard them.
The next morning, we drove to the Portland Rose Garden, which is an international test garden for roses. We’d been before in the Fall, but were hoping this time to actually see the roses in bloom. A few of them were, but it seemed we were about a week too early. However, the large rhododendron bushes that bordered the terraces were spectacular. All in all, it was a pleasant way to spend an hour before heading back to Corvallis.