Saturday, October 22, 2011

bend, oregon smells like pine needles

Earlier in the week we were in Bend, OR. Matt had told me wonderful things about it and I was excited to see it for myself. I don't know if the fall weather is making me like everything a little more than I normally would, but it is a pretty great place. We decided that if we could choose any place to endure snowy winters, so we could have all the possible year-round outdoor activities, this would be our pick. It has a secluded, homey feel that you wouldn't expect for a tourism/recreational based city.

Below: We visited Newberry Volcano and Obsidian Field. The Obsidian and Pumice stones were surprisingly sharp.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

matt's a diehard fan, i'm more of a bandwagon fan

We went to the BYU/Oregon State game last Saturday in Corvallis. There was a big show of BYU fans and it turned out to be a beautiful, fall day for the Cougars to get another W. We got to see a few friends, spotted Jimmer and were impressed by the Beavs pre-game and halftime shows. I find that away games are much more fun than those in Provo.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

waterfalls everywhere!

Saturday turned out to be perfect to hike Eagle Creek Trail in Columbia River Gorge, OR. Our goal was Tunnel Falls, but Matt counted 10 waterfalls on the hike. Most of them were slightly hidden and we would've had to make our own routes to see them with unobstructed views. After 5 hours of hiking, we couldn't feel our feet anymore and were whining like big babies, but having had experienced Tunnel Falls, it was worth it. I have to thank Pinterest for informing me of this beautiful place.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

last bit of summer

Way back over labor day, we got to spend time up North for the holiday weekend. We love being able to spend time with family and this time we were able to be there for Oliver's blessing, visit the Blackberry Festival in Bremerton, WA, walk around beautiful downtown Poulsbo, WA and spend time outside squeezing in the last bit of beautiful, warm weather. So excited to experience our first NW fall, but clear and sunny days will be rare from here on out.