Rolled into Oregon after more than 15 years and started my tour in the Columbia River Gorge. I'd forgotten how BIG everything is out here -- the mountains, the river, the trees! I spent a week within this 90-mile long canyon in an area where you could still see high-desert but in a half-hour, enter the lush, green forests. It was a hot week with temps as high as 104 one day but I got out early and enjoyed as much hiking, biking and touring as possible.
While I couldn't capture it, both Mt Hood and Mt Adams were looming in the distance each and every day. I couldn't get over seeing these snow-covered peaks beaming in the sky over the hills. Yes, I've seen them hundreds of times before but I was still enamored!
Today, I arrived in Astoria where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean, and yes, put my feet in the sand.
7/3/2015 02:09:47 am
Spectacular scenery! So happy to see that there are still some unspoiled areas left in our country. Thanks for sharing.
7/7/2015 10:28:24 am
Much to see & do in the USA!
7/3/2015 08:12:04 am
Amazing photos as usual and love how you get some of yourself enjoying the sights...AND all without a selfie stick! You are ingenious! :)
7/7/2015 10:31:26 am
Karen --- Thanks for following! NEVER a selfie stick; NEVER! Now in Seattle...will write soon!
7/4/2015 08:24:42 am
NOT MUCH LONGER!!!!! I can't wait to be part of your history ;)
7/7/2015 10:35:42 am
TKS ... good to hear from you & yes, see you soon! I'm in solo mode next week if you want to chat!
7/7/2015 03:11:07 pm
Hey Judy -- love your Columbia River photos and still remember the day we sunned at the beach and also walked through the gorge. And will never forget our Crater Lake road trip. Savoy and I leave for Russia on Friday -- back on August 1. Will still follow your blog while there although internet reliability can be spotty at times. But I'll try and check in often. Enjoy the time!
7/12/2015 12:57:44 pm
Barb! What a memory you have; my life seems like one big blur at the moment (at least the past beyond a year or two!). Is Savoy SO psyched for the trip or what? I'm jealous! You will have to send me photos! I'm catching up today, I hope.
7/12/2015 11:38:03 am
J - awesome pictures. A few movies shot in Astoria. Hiking on cedar lined trails you lucky lady. Temp is pretty high. Your inspiring us all keep doing the good things your doing. Your friend Ed
7/12/2015 01:00:06 pm
Ed ... I'm now 3 locations behind and trying to catch up! In the beautiful Olympic Peninsula at the moment and have to back up to Astoria which I did love. As soon as I hit the sea I felt at home. Hope you're in Alaska pursuit! j.
7/12/2015 02:43:10 pm
Loved seeing these photos. I'll never forget getting off a plane and you dragging me to Multnoma Falls. I Loved it and was happy you gave me directions to Astoria and the beach.
7/12/2015 04:31:00 pm
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