We parked the car at the trail head to the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge in SE Portland - Oaks Bottom another amazing gem in the middle of the city. Walk down the trail and there is only nature around - it is one of our favorites.
Ron and I have come here since we first moved to Portland ten years ago. I actually remember our first hike talking about what a great incentive it will be for our future children to hike Oaks Bottom with the incentive of a carrousel ride :) Well, time flies and yes we have hiked with the girls before but this is the first time I actively remembered our very first hike...
The hike there was so much fun - Ron and the girls were looking for snakes while I happily walked ahead...
Look at those trails. It is so hard believe that this is in the middle of a large city, is it not?
Once we got there - there was all kids of fun to be had.
The girls hydrated with a Sprite for the hike along the Springwater Corridor via Oaks Bottom back to the car
And there was also a treat of ice "cream" at Staccatto Gelato in Sellwood with five different "safe" sorbet's to choose from :)