Mt. Hood

Our grandson and his wife thought it would be fun to drive to downtown Portland and walk around one afternoon. I have heard wonderful things about Portland but the drive from our campground on the Columbia River took us through downtown so we could see how big it is and the traffic congestion on the highways going into and out […]

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Montana Mountain Horizon

On our trip west we saw lots of horizon, from wheat fields with a horizon that seemed to be forever away, to ocean horizons that melted into the sky. I spent many hours gazing at these horizons (when my husband was driving of course). The types of horizons that intrigued me the most, however, were the ones where sky met […]

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Mt. Rainier

I was so moved by the beauty of Mt. Rainier when we visited that I posted a few photos immediately; if you missed them you can check it out here. Mt. Rainier put on a beautiful show for us so it is easy to forget the beauty of the surrounding mountains and valleys. We decided to drive the loop to Paradise […]

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Crater Lake

Primitive camping seemed to be the price we paid for seeing Crater Lake, although my memories of primitive camping are becoming nostalgic again. It is a good thing I did a post on it so when I think I want to do primitive camping I can sharpen up that memory. Crater Lake was formed around 7,000 – 8,000 years ago […]

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