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Valentina πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί  "Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien".

Enchanting #MultnomahFalls , 620 ft of power and sadness rooted in old #NativeAmerican legend.
"Many years ago the head chief of the #Multnomah people had a beautiful young daughter. She was especially dear to her father because he had lost all his sons in fighting. He chose her husband with great care, a young chief from his neighbors, the #Clatsop people.
The wedding feast was to last for several days. But without warning the happiness changed to sorrow. A sickness came over the village.
"The #GreatSpirit is angry with us. All would die, unless a sacrifice was made. Some pure and innocent maiden of the tribe must willingly give her life for her people" - said the oldest medicine man.
12 maidens, including chiefs daughter, were ready to sacrifice but head chief couldn't bear an idea of it happening, and he told the people to be strong and keep fighting the plague.
But as more died, the daughter of the chief grieved and considered giving up her life to save the others. Then when the sickness struck the man she loved, she knew what she must do. After caring for him one last time, she slipped away secretly and followed the trail to the top. Where she dove off the cliff to her death.
The next morning the sickness was lifted.
When the chief recalled all of the maidens, people realized that his daughter was missing. The young Clatsop chief raced to the cliff where he saw his love below on the rocks.
Everyone was sad to learn that the young maiden they all loved was dead. They descended to the bottom of the cliff and buried her there. Her father called to the spirits to offer them a sign that his daughter’s spirit had been welcomed into the land of the spirits.
Instantly, they heard the sound of water atop the cliff and when they looked up, a stream of water began flowing over the cliff.
It is said that sometimes the spirit of the maiden returns dressed in a white dress and hides in the trees to look upon the waterfall where she made her sacrifice for those she loved."

#PortlandJapaneseGarden , created 50 years ago by #TakumoTono is believed to be one of the most authentic outside of #Japan . It, indeed, is one of the most beautiful places I've seen. We caught some serious Zen in there πŸ˜…πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ‘˜πŸƒβœ¨β€οΈ

#FremontTroll and #FremontLenin - surprisingly, is not the same thing πŸ˜œπŸ™ˆ
There's also #CenterOfTheUniverse in #Fremont , named so in voice of reason that it couldn't be proven or disproven πŸ€”πŸ€“πŸ˜…
And yes, #Chihuly Museum & Garden lives up to all the praise, it's gorgeous. Despite the not so pleasant name to our Russian ears - #Π§ΠΈΡ…ΡƒΠ»ΠΈ πŸ™ŠπŸ˜‚
Oh #Seattle , you are one awesome possum with #DoubleRainbow on top ❀️
πŸ™ŒπŸΌ #DeLibertasQuirkas ✊🏼

#SeattleGumWall was named the second germiest tourist attraction in the world πŸ˜‚ Rightfully so πŸ™ˆπŸ™ŠπŸ˜œ

If you know me, there's a very good chance you heard me say that #Seattle is my favorite city I've never been to. Time to scratch that last part offπŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ˜1️⃣2οΈβƒ£πŸŒŠβ˜”οΈπŸ‹β˜•οΈ

From sunny beaches to snowy mountains in couple hours. That's #CaliforniaLove to you πŸ‘ŒπŸΌβ€οΈπŸ”
Elevation of about 7k ft makes clouds look like waves.

Flower child. Gypsy soul. 🌼

#CentralCalifornia part of #PCH is my favorite so far.
All these pictures were taken the same day on the stretch of maybe 75 mi max. High concentration of marvelous wildlife and gorgeous views, all along #StateRoute1 .
P.S. Yes, those are #Zebras πŸ˜‚ Apparently, they're descendants of zebras from #HearstCastle zoo that was closed in 1930s. They're completely wild and pretty much just chill with cows all day πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜†

#DramaQueen πŸ˜‚πŸŒπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

There are many ways to admire #MorroRock . And this might be one of the best, in my book.
On a random note, I'm convinced, the happiest and most tranquil people live in beautiful houses along the hill that we drove to this spot. It can't be any other way in a place like this πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸŒ²

Day 2 of our #PCH road trip started in #MorroBay , a home of #Dory from #FindingNemo and this 23 million old volcanic plug #MorroRock , also known in the streets as #TheRock πŸ˜Žβ›°
And then there was a kaleidoscope of mind blowing views, cliffs, windy roads, zebras, squirrels, sea elephants, gulls, fields of golden yarrow, windsurfers and RVs. And we only traveled another maybe 150 miles up north.
Plan? What plan? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ™ˆ

His craft. #GodsWork . Just grateful to be able to witness it. β€οΈπŸŒ…

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