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 :)


  1. Pretty!!! Reminds me a LOT of our Vermont trip. Wish I could have been there with you but so glad you had a great time!

  2. Oh my word! I had no idea Oregon was so beautiful! you took some gorgeous pics out there and seriously made me want to hit up Oregon on my next vacay! That last pic looks like it could be a poster. What a cool trip!