Friday, July 18, 2008


On our way to Amanda's house in Fall Creek we stopped at a lake (can't remember the name) with Diamond peak in the background. It had snow on it in July. We were in the Cascades and it was just beautiful. Our second day we went to Eugene and hung out with some ducks on the Willamette river. I forgot my camera but on the third day we went to the Oregon Country Fair which is a very big deal in Eugene and is a huge hippy fair. Too bad I didn't take my camera cuz there were many topless young things about. Maybe next time...
Next day we went to the Big fork of Fall Creek which was extremely cold. I got in which took about 20 minutes to get myself submerged then I headed for shore. Amanda and Isabelle swam a little bit before getting out. The water fall was at the spot we stopped at and was just the thing.
We left the next day and brought Isabelle home with us. She was a wonderful traveler considering it took 3 days to get home. We are safe and sound and she is learning to weave already!

Zion trip on way to Oregon

David and I just got back from visiting daughter Amanda and granddaughter Isabelle in Oregon. On the way we stopped to visit friends that are working near Zion park. We had a short but wonderful visit with them and here are a few pictures of our adventures. In the morning we went on a hike to a cave that has some old and not so old petroglyphs. The first photo is of David and Jerry with the pics in the back. The next is on the way to the cave, just some outcropping of rocks that I thought were cool.
The dark silhouette is us looking out of the cave.
The next pic is what we saw when we first drove up an evening shot. One of the rocks looks like a monkey. Can you see it?
And finally, we went up a 25 mile road to see the sunset over Zion but we were just a tad too late. It is so cool and nice up there. The temp was 60 up there and 90 when we got back to the bottom at 9pm!
Thanks to Jerry and Judi for putting us up and showing us such a good time.