Monday, August 22, 2011

Oregon Trip June 2011

So I'm finally getting around to posting about my trip to Oregon in June. Better late than never! It was a beautiful trip filled with amazing mountains, magnificent oceans, and wonderful company!

I went to Sarah and Chad Thackeray's first. I hadn't been there since Luke was a baby. He's so grown up now, and he and Audrey made me feel right at home :) It was great being around Sarah and Chad again too. Best ever!

After a couple days in Portland, I headed off on my coastal adventure. I started at the northern most part of the coast and worked my way down. I saw old shipwrecks, pounding surf, lighthouses, towering hills, and even found my way into the Tillamook factory for some yummo ice cream!
I love lighthouses, and so I managed to stop at quite a few along my way down the coast. Heceta head, Tillamook, and Cape Meares were just a few. I also stopped at the Sea Lion caves. Didn't smell the best, but it was wonderful to see them in their nature habitat!
I also got to stay with Emily, Brannick, and their daughter Ella. I hadn't seen Emily since she got married, so it was a fun renion! They have a cute house in Roseburg, where I was introduced to Blokus- one of the best games ever! We also spent a day hitting up different waterfalls near where they live. As I love all kinds of water, I appreciated this deviation from ocean to inland H2O :)
I finished off the Oregon and most northern California coast before heading back home again. It was lovely to take a break from normal life and experience some of the beauties this world has to offer. Along with a few footprints, I left my heart with the oceans of Oregon :)