Sunday, August 26, 2012

Portland and Home

The next day we spent at OMSI.
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

We spent a lot of time with the hands-on exhibits and then took in both an IMAX movie and a Planetarium show.

Very cool day, but I did not bring my camera so you'll just have to trust me.

The next morning we left Portland and headed home on the Columbia River Gorge.
Most of you who have visited us have been treated to this beautiful scenery.
Its definitely worth a visit every couple of years.

We took a hike to Fairy Creek and on the way there were so many beautiful stone moss-covered walls on the switchbacks.
 A lookout point along the way...
It was a cloudy day on the river, but still a lovely view.
I love pictures of the highway to give perspective to how high up we were.

How beautiful can you get?!?

Exhaustion was setting in, so we headed to The Dalles and ate at Burgerville (Tillamook cheeseburgers!  Yum!).
We crossed over the river to Washington and made our last stop at Maryhill Museum.

Lots of interesting sculptures and art...
 This throne art caused us to get into serious king & queen modes.
 ...very silly!

And then home!
Always good to get home!


  1. I love that your kids embrace all the photo opportunities! Your photos and blog will help capture precious memories that might otherwise be forgotten.

  2. Sometimes not so willingly Bridget, but they are pretty good about it!

  3. It's so nice to get away and see such beautiful sights. What an amazing place to visit! And I LOVE the silly pictures of the king and queen - you two are sooo good together!