tour of oregon

Having visitors is the best, because we get to do all of the things we love doing, but also get to discover new things! This past week, we had more family come visit and we did all kinds of stuff - from the Cascades to the coast. Here are some pictures from the first part of the trip (there are far too many to stuff into one post!).

We started off by driving up the Columbia Gorge and were happy to get perfectly sunny weather the entire day. We stopped a few places we'd never been before, including where I took the above picture (the tiny building is a tourist stop from the early 1900s)! The view from the top of the gorge is pretty unbeatable.

We love driving on the scenic old highway that goes parallel to the Columbia river - even if we weren't stopping at sights along the way, it's just so much nicer than the freeway! And after you rejoin the freeway, it's only 15 or 20 minutes til you arrive in Hood River - a short drive made even nicer by the old road.

When we drove up to Hood River, we were treated to a perfect view of Mt. Hood - probably the clearest day we've ever seen while up there! The spoiled goats probably get this view all the time.

On the way back, we stopped by Multnomah Falls for a pretty sunset view - even though it was Labor Day, there were hardly any people there. We were really surprised, since it's usually extremely crowded!

There's more to come, and lots more printing, too! We'll update again soon.