Summer Stops

We had to go slow on our last trip.  Back troubles are keeping us from driving for more than 45 min at a time.  (Did you know that you are not supposed to sit for more than 45 min at a time? Try it on your next roadtrip.)

Exploring

I loved it though.  We stopped places that we wouldn’t otherwise.  This first picture was taken between the two large dams (Detroit and Big Cliff) on the Santiam River.  Chris and I had never seen the water this low.

Afternoon snack

We were looking for one of my favorite childhood lakes here.  The road is now closed so we had to hike around a bit.  We never found it, but think we found another way around. The kids were tired and cold, but still enjoyed the hunt.

Picking Hucks

We were able to stop and pick huckleberries. There are tons this year so another trip to the mountains may be required before summer is over.

Cooling Off

Another stop, but this time at a state park on our way back home. (I think it was the North Santiam State Park.) The area was gorgeous and perfect for the kids to explore on their own without me having to worry about their safety.

First Apples

When we arrived back home, our first crop of apples were ripe and ready for picking.  I don’t know how she got the biggest one, but she ate it all!

Garden Out of Control

This year, we decided to put our garden in the front yard since our lawn is non-existent and this is where we get the only sun.  We had to find out way through the massive tomato and pumpkin vines that seemed to take over while we were gone. I planted everything I need for fresh salsa this year and things are just about there.  I can’t wait.

So that’s it.  Those are our stops during the last week or so.  Just wanted to capture more of the summer before it’s gone.

Advertisements

7 responses to this post.

  1. Those pictures make me miss Oregon. *sigh*

    Your garden is amazing! Way to go!!

    And Miss O looks so pretty! I love those pretty brown eyes!

    Reply

  2. Posted by paperseed on August 15, 2009 at 5:12 am

    What fun pictures of your travels and family!

    Reply

  3. Hey, we just drove by there a few hours ago!

    Reply

  4. Posted by Sarah on August 22, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Love the Transformer/Decepticon sticker on the back of the car, too funny. Looks like you guys have had a fun summer!

    Reply

  5. You just made me come over all mouth watery and dribbly over the salsa notion. Suddenly a pending (sure to be sizzling hot) summer doesn’t look too terrible…

    Reply

  6. Your garden is beautiful! We had ours in the front yard last year for better sunlight but this season, the neighborhood HOA asked us to move everything to the back yard 😦 It is not against the rules, they just don’t like it.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: