My travels in the US are usually to rural industrial areas, far from the bustling city life or scenic landscapes but there is always an exception. That would be Dalles, Oregon. 🙂 The hourlong drive for Portland airport to Dalles is one of the most scenic drives that I had to do for work. It includes mountains, waterfalls, river..beautiful overall! I was driving so didn’t have any pictures of the drive but a full rainbow suprised us on one of the days in Dalles..so beautiful!
Off to collect the pot of gold..
And now to taxfree shopping in Portland! A much needed retail therapy..(although my retail therapy seems to be constant in the US with the unlimited online options..but taxfree seems to bring that extra little excitement! :P) My only question would be..Why can’t it be tax free shopping everywhere!? It’s so awesome to pay as per price tag. I bought a hat and scarf in a small shopping area in Nob Hill, not being prepared for the colder weather, and thought there was a surprise sale..only to realize that they charged me as per the price tag but no tax. Lol. Life is good when shopping is good. 😉
*Sigh* Only if I had unlimited luggage space…