Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Photos From the Columbia Gorge, Oregon Side

The Columbia Gorge separates the state of Washington from the state of Oregon. There is a highway on either side in both states. Driving from Portland you witness the houses give way to wilderness and endless opportunities to look at wildlife and go for walks by the numerous waterfalls that abound during the winter time. We stopped at Multnomah Falls, one of the most popular waterfalls outside of Portland.

Multnomah Falls

We even got to see a little snow high up in the mountains.

There is beauty to be had here even in the winter time.

We stopped to have lunch at Cascade Locks as well enjoying some yummy soup and a big slice of German Chocolate cake.

I love this time off. I can't wait for a few more days at New Year's.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas From Oregon!

I have been spending the wonderful holidays with my partner and he and I have pretty much relaxing at home by the Christmas tree. We did make one journey out to the Columbia Gorge yesterday for a drive to get out since it stopped raining for a few hours. We walked around and saw flowers, berries, white swans, and seals attacking sturgeon. More photos to come! In the meantime Merry Christmas and I hope you have a wonderful holiday!