Archive for August, 2011

Catching up…

Posted by on Monday, 29 August, 2011

Finally had time to get my head above water after the past few weeks here and took some time this weekend to download photos, do some editing, and write a brief post….

As you likely have seen in my other various social site postings, my sister-in-law and mom-in-law visited for ten days between Aug. 13 and 22nd. We had a wonderful visit and ran ourselves (as well as them) ragged. We headed out to Timberline Lodge one day (noted in the prior post here), out to the coast for a nice day driving from Tillamook to Astoria then home via the Columbia, and capped off the trip with a jaunt out to Maryhill winery through the Columbia Gorge and a stop off at Multnomah falls since it was such a gorgeous day. In between, mom and sis took a side trip out to Culver, Or. to visit a friend on the east side of the Cascades. With all that driving I am sure they are both sick to death of cars! That said, we all had a great time seeing so much of what Oregon has to offer!

We saw them off back home Monday morning the 22nd, and since then I’ve been busy at work preempting any sort of post here. Thankfully this weekend we had no plans, allowing me some nice downtime to recharge the batteries and get some pictures posted for you all… so without further ado, here’s a few shots from the past three weeks:

 

A brief jaunt up to Timberline Lodge

Posted by on Monday, 15 August, 2011

This past weekend my sister-in-law and mother-in-law arrived for a ten day vacation.  Saturday was spent relaxing around the house, but Sunday we decided to take a quick day trip up to Timberline Loge on Mount Hood for lunch and a trip up the mountain on the chairlift.

I don’t recall much of the chairlift as my eyes were closed for the larger part of the ride up, and even more so on the ride back down… still I was able ot get a few good pictures on the trip: