Friday, October 23, 2009

Oregon Trip!

Dinner in downtown Portland was memorable. We ate at 50 Plates which was recommended by this lady in Thea's Interior's (my favorite shop in downtown). They have 50 menu items, hence the name. We ate outside and watched a homeless man with shopping carts do strange things. We got water which came in this glass favorite part---along with the rolls, yum.

We drove east towards Mt Hood along the historial loop and passed 5 waterfalls. Multnomah Falls was on the cover of my travel book. Could have spent a week hiking the trails. We realized we liked seeing the waterfalls from the bottom rather than the top....worked out well since we had about 2 minutes at each stop.

Echola Park was in Cannon Beach (my favorite coastal town) and had the best ocean views. Found the park by asking a local for a better view of Haystack Rock....amazed that we could have so easily missed it! Not sure how it didn't make it into the travel book but the fish hatchery did...sorry about that Aubrie!

The Oregon coast was just how I would have imagined it. I expected Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights to be walking along the beach. Misty, foggy and perfect.
I will add more later!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I am your first official commenter!! Love the pics! One boring afternoon I watched a documentary on the bridges of Oregon, so I was excited to see one by the waterfall... Felt very connected... I also laughed at the thought that you're now taking pictures of water bottles (although it WAS a cool one) etc. b/c the blog will always be in the back of your mind. Welcome to the weirdness. :)