Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Oregon 2005

In October of 2005 Hubby and I flew to Oregon for a week. We arrived in Portland to find it raining. Before we checked into our hotel we headed up to Mt. Hood. Before we hit the snow we saw many beautiful waterfalls:

Once we got up to the recreation area everything was covered in snow:

The next day we headed toward Bend where we were going to visit friends. Along the way we visited many covered bridges:

We spent 2 days in Bend with our friends. They took us on a scenic tour of Bend.

City Views:

Three Sisters:

Downtown Bend:

We went hiking on the Deschutes River Trail:

After we left Bend we headed to the Oregon Coast. We enjoyed the fall colors along the way:

Once we got to the coast we enjoyed the driftwood beaches:

We ate the most amazing Clam Chowder at Mo's in Newport. We were told that we had to eat there and we weren't disappointed.

We spent our anniversary in Astoria. We stayed at the Cannery Pier Hotel. In was a brand new hotel built on a pier jetting out into the Columbia River.

The room was one of the nicest we have ever stayed in, but the highlight was that the barges passed right outside of our hotel room window as they made their way up the river:

It rained most of the time that we were in Oregon. I love rain, but after 7 solid days of it, even I was ready to come home to a little sun. Total cost for 7 days....$1850.00

Next year, Maui.


heather said...

Hey! I was around for this! I remember the pictures when you came back I mean. Looks like a very green and pretty trip!

beth said...

Very pretty. The covered bridges reminded me of Vermont!

Deb said...

I followed Krieg's lacrosse team to Bend two years ago. I fell in love with the city. It's five hours from Boise - four of it is through sagebrush and nothing. When the road rounded a bend in the road and the mountains started revealing themselves across the horizon, the ground turned to green and trees emerged... I knew I found a future home. Now whether or not it really happens we'll see. For now we sit in the same place (a record for our family) and wait to see where our chicks land.