Sunday, August 08, 2010

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N

We are back from our vacation which went by far too fast! Laundry has been done, house has been defurred yet again and we are back to work.


The trip was absolutely fabulous. We had never been out west other than California and have a true appreciation for how enormous this country really is. We landed in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and spent two days hiking and exploring Grand Teton National Park. Then we spent 3 days in Yellowstone. We got to see all of the main attractions like Old Faithful and did a good amount of hiking as well.













From there we drove to Moab, Utah and spent four days in the Arches National Park. This is a must see for everyone. It is just an amazing place. We hiked every day early in the morning before the temps got out of control. We also took a Hummer ride out on one of the many 4 X 4 trails which was really fun and exciting. I took lots of pictures. The landscape was really inspiring and I have a couple of quilt ideas...






Lastly we drove to Government Camp, OR and picked up Alex for a long overdue family weekend. He lives at the base of Mount Hood and works above the clouds on most days in the terrain park for a snowboarding summer camp. He has perputal "goggle" tan. He really likes this job and is planning on returning next summer. We had him for the weekend and treated him to a nice hotel and lots of good food. He showed us around Portland which included a couple of brewery tours. My boy knows wayyyy too much about beer! The weekend was over too quickly but it was good to see that he is safe and happy.





On our last day in Oregon, Bob and I traveled through the Columbia Gorge and stopped at 6 of the most fabulous waterfalls in the area.



And now we are back to reality, lots of yard work is calling since we have been MIA for two weeks. sooo off I go. Hope to be in quilt mode soon.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer as much as I am!


6 comments:

Clare said...

Sounds as if you had a great time. I've got friends living in Portland and they love it.

Wilma NC said...

Looks like you had a great time! We're leaving for our vacation today, going to Minnesota to see a new great grandbaby. I'll miss my quilting.

Kay said...

You're so right about the vastness of the country! Everyone should see the West, I think. What a great trip.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Your pictures are awesome! It looks like you copied our trip, too. We went to the same 3 national parks in May-June, as well as Oregon. We LOVE it in Oregon!

The Calico Cat said...

You reminded me of our trip to Oregon last year - fond memories.

Karen said...

Hello, I somehow happened upon your blog via Google Reader and of course, I'll be back again.

Your vacation photos are wonderful. You visited areas that I hope hubby and I can visit sometime.

Take care!

Karen