Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Portland & Eagle Project: Weekend in Review

This past weekend was a busy one - I went to Portland for a girl's weekend to celebrate the milestone birthday of a close friend, and The Boyscout completed his Eagle Scout project.  While in Portland we did many things, but one of my favorites was a visit to The Grotto.  Formally knows as The National Sanctuary of our Sorrowful Mother, The Grotto is a national Catholic shrine and botanical gardens.

One of the many statues set throughout the property.


Stations of the Cross set into stone walls throughout the lower walk.

If you are ever in Portland, I would definitely recommend a visit to The Grotto. 

With the help of many volunteers and family members (thanks Mom, Dad and Uncle Dusty), The Boyscout successfully completed his Eagle Scout project this weekend.  He cleared a 1/2 mile nature trail and built an outdoor amphitheater near a stream for the local elementary school.  This will allow the kids at the school to have outdoor time in nature as part of their regular lessons.

The completed amphitheater, one part of The Boyscout's Eagle Project.

The Boyscout (and The Bug) at the end of the project.

The Eagle Project day ended with a major storm here in the Pacific Northwest which left us without power for two full days.  Not quite the end we had in mind, but just part of what made such a memorable weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I love the Grotto! It is such an amazing and peaceful place. I wish we lived closer to it!

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