Today we took our 2nd annual Christmas trip to the Pittock Mansion in Portland, Oregon. Matt's mom is visiting and has never been there AND it is the final location for the TV show "The Amazing Race"and will be in the season finale of the show. The mansion is open to the public all year, but each Christmas they have it decorated according to a theme. This year it was "The Night Before Christmas" and the kids kept an eye out in every room for the "mouse" (as in "not a creature was stirring..not even the mouse"). Last count I heard was well over 100 mice.
A fireplace in one of the bedrooms...Sarah was very concerned because Santa was stuck in the chimney
A Santa themed Christmas tree that was on the bottom story near the ballroom. We were told that the Pittock children used to stand on the top floor and hold fishing poles that dropped down to the bottom (3rd floor0 to fish for their Christmas presents on Christmas morning.
The kids on the back patio. Behind them is the HUGE dining room window that over looks Mount Hood and the city of Portland
Just before leaving....we took this photo on the back patio. Many people have their professional wedding portraits taken at this location!