It is high time I got around to recording the epic vacation that Oren and I took to Portland back in August. We got back and I hit the ground running finishing up work and getting ready for school. Then I didn’t have Internet at home, but did have homework, so remembering this vacation got bumped from the high priority list.
However, it is time, because this was an amazing vacation. Rather than going through it in detail, I will just do a photo dump here because I think that more effectively captures the laid back mood. We ate great food, saw some wonderful friends, went to a wedding, got back to nature and generally had a great time together. It was a wonderful way to wrap up the summer.
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We visited friends who were staying at the Oregon Coast. Breathtaking.
Cold, but happy to be on vacation.
Little Library installation outside a book store in Manzanita, Oregon.
Stone piles at Cannon Beach.
Berry picking on Sauvie Island.
Corn stalks at the berry farm
Oren explores the squash and cucumbers
Our hard-won berry haul
Trip inland to the Columbia Gorge
Oren in the rain forest.
A toilet cover holder in the Powell’s Books women’s room graffiti-ed with Doctor Who quotes.
Bow ties are cool at Kirsten and Eigo’s Wedding, August 10, 2013
The bride and groom — Kirsten and Eigo
So much more than a peanut butter sandwich from the PB&J food truck.
Trip to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood. It was, in fact, right at the timber line.
We did a walk around Trillium Lake, with sweeping vistas of Mt. Hood.
Trillium Lake’s quiet splendor.
The path through the woods at Trillium Lake.
Happy ending to a great vacation.
I was particularly taken with the abundant flora in Portland, so I constantly snapped pictures of flowers. Here are a handful of my favorites.