Monthly Archives: June 2007

Rose Festival

Well, we have survived another Rose Festival.

A few things of note this year:

  1. lots more ships again
  2. annoyance with parade spot taping came to a head
  3. boy, did it dump on the Grand Floral Parade!

Lone Fir Cemetery

Update: there are now entrances on the Northeast and Southwest corners of Lone Fir Cemetery

I recently took a walk south down E. 21st in search of parks, and had high hopes for the Lone Fir Cemetery. This is an older cemetery in central Portland that could also double as a park. Unfortunately, I also discovered that all the entrances are on the south side of the cemetery, making our northern approach problematic. We walked the northern length of the cemetery, gazing in at the old trees and headstones. We ran out of time and weren’t able to work our way around to the entrance on the south (also maybe on the east?) side.

While on this walk, my walking companions and I found an amazing bicycle/camper combination that was most amazing. As it was sitting in a parking lot along our way, we walked around it, commenting on the many interesting features. The box for a 24 pack of Coors was stored on top, bananas were visible through a small portal, the gears and balancing were intriguing. As we were starting to hypothesize what the bicycle machine might be used for, a small hatch slid open and a tired voice emerged. We were disrupting someone lodged within the narrow confines of the vehicle. Oops! Apparently the party bicycle vehicle servers as a sleeper too.