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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.