Being self-employed, I rarely get a completely free day from work, however, today was one of those rare occurrences so I was glad to be able to take full advantage of the day off. A 10 mile bike ride along the river this morning and then Ethan and I went to see the awe of the fleet at the Rose Festival. Jeff and I have lived in Portland for nearly 12 years and while I have seen each of the bridges go up many, many times, I have never stopped to see a boat actually go through the opening. The Army ship was leaving this afternoon as Ethan and I were leaving the festival so I finally got the chance.
The Navy ships have a lot of security around them so it was a lot harder to get a good picture.