Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Helping Grandpa

Here are the last pictures from my Oregon trip last April....finally!

Mom and I came home from running some errands and I found Heather in the back yard helping my dad spread crushed granite.
I love crushed granite. It packs together almost like cement but water can drain through it. It's cheaper than cement too, at least in Oregon. I've looked for it here in Utah but haven't found it so far.



Go Momma! I love this picture of my momma cutting firewood :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cousins

Last spring when I was in Oregon I took a couple of hours to take some pictures of my two girls and my two nieces. They are so silly when they are together!
I snuck a picture of my mom in there too ~ she's funny :)















Monday, September 8, 2014

A Peek At Ashland, Oregon

Oh. My. Goodness.
Could I get any more behind on my blogging? Yikes!

I left off on my trip to Oregon this past spring. 
Danielle and I drove over to Ashland one day just to window shop and eat lunch.
We had a lot of fun.
Ashland is a beautiful city with a population just a little over 20,000 people. It is the home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
On the road from Klamath Falls to Ashland ~Just off of Dead Indian Memorial Rd.

Danielle with Mount McLoughlin in the background

We ate a delicious lunch here at Pasta Piatti.

The pretty street we parked on.

It would be fun to peek inside this house :)

Walking down to Main St. from where we parked.

Beautiful Ashland Library.


Another view of Pasta Piatti.

This church was fun to take pictures of.

So pretty.



We saw a few different utility boxes covered with wonderful paintings. What a great idea!



Love it!

Ashland Springs Hotel ~ Built in 1925



I couldn't help but take a picture of this banner. I love all the trees in Oregon!


A peek up the entrance stairs of the Columbia Hotel from the sidewalk.

On the road back to Klamath Falls. It was such a lovely day spent with my Dani girl :)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Santiam Pass & Bird Refuge

I really enjoyed the time I was able to spend with my brother and his wife!
Those four days flew by.
 Heather flew into Portland the night before I drove back down to Klamath Falls. She was ready for a vacation after graduating from college and wanted to surprise Dani.

It's a 5 hour drive but we stretched it to 8. It's a scenic drive and the weather was in the lovely 70's.
The above picture is a rest area we stopped at along State Hwy. 22.

Heather taking pictures along Detroit Lake.  
Oregon is chock full of trees ~ I stand in spots like this and try to absorb it all in. The smells, colors, textures ~ they all blend together in a seemingly endless carpet of evergreens.
It makes my heart happy :)

A hazy view of Mt. Jefferson over Detroit Lake.


Heather & I

Heather took this through the windshield. We are getting closer to Bend. The evergreens have changed from fir to pine.


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We spent another week in Klamath Falls visiting Dani and the rest of my family there.

Dani was beyond excited for her sister to be there. Heather hid in Dani's room under the covers ~ it was a very noisy surprise when Dani found her!

Mom , Dad and I drove out to the bird refuge one night. Pelicans are so fun to watch.

This guy had an itch :)

We enjoyed driving around looking for birds. The Klamath Basin is in the Pacific Flyway. Over 350 species migrate through there.  

Snow geese.

Snow geese and other birds with a hazy glimpse of Mt. Shasta in the background.

Next, it's a peek into Ashland....