Our Oregon Trail – Part 2

8 things we loved about Oregon:

1. Wooden Shoe 25th Annual Tulip Fest    

the cousins
my girls and me
more than 150 tulip varieties
more than 40 acres of tulips
and mud puddles to boot!

2. The Bishop’s Close Elk Rock Gardens 

a magical place
a peony in April
looking at salamanders
the cousins beneath an old growth Redwood

3. Tillamook ice cream 

photo courtesy of Oregon Coast Today

4. Pipe organs at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

an organ in Oregon
another organ in Oregon

5. Willamette River and Falls

the Willamette River
Willamette Falls

6. Floating Vacation Homes  

the houseboat
feeding the geese
The houseboat on Willamette River is very near the falls.

7. Mt. Hood  

our view of Mt. Hood from the airplane window

8. Oregon Zoo

We finally saw live elephants! Photo courtesy of the Oregon Zoo.
The zebras were Laurel's must-see favorite animal. Photo courtesy of the Oregon Zoo.
The polar bears were the favorite for me and my 2-year-old nephew Joseph. Photo courtesy of the Oregon Zoo.

3 thoughts on “Our Oregon Trail – Part 2

  1. I love this post about OR. I lived in Myrtle Creek, OR, as a young girl and remember many of these wonderful things you mentioned. Your photographs were stunning as well. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for reading, Christy! I enjoyed your last post — especially the part about hoping to dust again someday! I’m right there with you!

  2. Your photos are so true to these wonderful places in the Pacific Northwest. I live about 5 miles from Bishop’s Close/Elk Rock Gardens and was there last weekend. You can see my photos on my Picasa album at http://picasaweb.google.com/pmlhitt815, and I invite you to see what the gardens looked like a few days after your family was there. The weather was very much as it was in your photos.

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