Catching up…

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: