Tuesday, October 13, 2009


We have been on a Fall Road Trip. Ok big deal, I know, but I thought you might like to see the beautiful landscape we got to see.

Scott and I have lived in Oregon for most of our lives and either one of us had been to this area of the state, so this was a journey for us. I hope you enjoy the pictures, please understand that most of them were taken while driving down the freeway or back roads.
First couple pictures are of the Columbia River outside of Portland. It is such a pretty area, so peaceful.

This is looking across the river at the Washington side. The hills are the same on both sides of the river. Don't they look nice and soft almost like velvet.

We have Windmills in Central/Northeastern Oregon. These are huge. If you have never seen one in person trust me you feel like an ant when you are close to one.

Ok so this is a picture of part of a windmill. This is the part at the top that the propellers connects to....see I told you they are big.

I love old barns and abandoned houses, something special there. I look at them on the side of the road and often wonder about its past. Who lived here, why did they just leave, is there cool stuff left behind?

This is what it looks like out in the middle of no where. As far as your eye can see, there are rolling hills of cut wheat and sage.

We finally made it to Kimberly, Oregon. Well um....to be truthful I was a bit disappointed. But now that I think about it, I really wouldn't mind living in a itty bitty teeny weeny town like this. This picture and the next one show what the town is. Not exactly what I had pictures or even been told. We were told that during the summer this is a great place to get fresh produce....hmmm....where?

Here we are outside of the fossil center. The picture doesn't show it real well but that is a painted hill. The painted part is from the different minerals in the dirt.

This was just amazing to me. We were on top of a summit looking out. I can only imagine how beautiful it is in the spring when everything is nice and green.

We stopped in Pendleton at the Woolen Mills.
Nice stuff there.

Mt. Hood popping out for a picture. She was playing hide and seek with me all afternoon and evening.

We had a great trip, drove almost 1,000 miles round trip. We left Eugene on Friday morning hit Baker City in the evening. Then left towards home on Saturday morning and hit Eugene around 10 pm. We had 10 hour days on the road, but that is including our stops. I really encourage everyone to take out your state map find a spot you have never been and go, explore, enjoy and share. It was fun and boy did we learn a lot.

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