Oregon Recap

Better late than never, I guess. I had a great time in Oregon a few weeks ago with the ladies. It's nice to travel with people who are easy to get along with, give you space when you need it and company when you don't! Also, as I mentioned before, we were all on the same page when it came to diet and exercise, so we spent a lot of time walking, hiking, running and eating great summer salads! It was pretty cool when we were there; the lowest was about 30 degrees while the high was maybe in the low 70s. 

On the drive up, we stopped in Redding to visit the sundial bridge, which spans the Sacramento River. We also passed Mt. Shasta and stopped to eat lunch in Weed. I love Weed! :)

Sundial Bridge -- Redding, CA

Quite a brood!

Mt. Shasta

While in Oregon, we went hiking up the Black Butte mountain, which is 2 miles each way and about a 1,600 ft elevation gain. We also went for an ice cream at Camp Sherman and went over the McKenzie Pass, where we saw snow. Other fun things we did there were to take walks to the Head of the Matolius, to walk around the towns of Bend and Sisters and to hike to the Sahalie Falls.

Black Butte Hike

Camp Sherman


View from the house

Head of the Metolius

A's first snow!

Fun in the summer snow!

McKenzie River

The Stitchin' Post -- Sisters
Sisters is famous for it's quilting show, which is in July. In fact, when I told my grandma I was going to Oregon, she mentioned that she would love to go to the show in Sisters! So although she couldn't go, I sent her some of the fun brochures about the activities they have there for the weekend. After walking around the Stitchin' Post, I almost want to start sewing something myself!

Have you been to Oregon? Do you sew? Do you remember the first time you saw snow?


  1. I have only been to Portland, so haven't seen much of Oregon. I would really like to go visit Lauren in Eugene eventually though!

    I do not sew. My mom tried to teach me when I was young (and in 4H). I HATED it. I will stick to knitting and leave the sewing to her. :)

    I do not remember my first time I saw snow because I would have been days old as I was born in the middle of a huge snow storm in the month of February!!

  2. Wow these are beautiful pictures! I can kind of sew, in that I can repair basic tears and put a button back on, but I wish I was much better at it!

  3. I've never been to Oregon but would love to visit. Beautiful photos. Looks like a place Chad and I would love.

  4. Those pictures look gorgeous! My old college roommate lives in Oregon but I've never been to visit! I don't remember my first snow but the fun thing about working with new immigrants is that I am often times there for their first snow. We go out and play in it every year! It's so fun!

  5. Funny enough, as we're preparing for our move to SF and a HUGE downsizing, I've been getting rid of all my quilting stuff. But, I have all these race t-shirts I've been hoping to make into a quilt and wondering if I might be able to finish that project before we move.

  6. Love your photos and recap of your trip to Oregon. Sounds like you had such a great time! I haven't been to Oregon, unless you count driving through the state on our way from Vancouver to the Bay Area when I was 10. Would love to go back to visit it for real.

  7. Summer snow is amazing! As are those adorable ducks.

    Looks like a fun trip.

  8. Gorgeous pictures, as usual! I sew a little bit- made a quilt for L before she was born, as well as a few other things. But haven't touched my machine since then!

  9. I have only really been to southern Oregon, which I thought was really beautiful. I'd love to explore more of the state!

  10. I visited Sisters and Bend a few years ago when one of my brother's got married in the area. It's a really beautiful area. Great pictures and looks like you had a blast!

  11. Looks like a fun time and the pics are great! I have been to Oregon many times. Similar to Washington, but less rain:) I love the Bend area, one of my favorite places:)

  12. Looks awesome. Traveling with girlfriends is one of my favourite things to do!

  13. I haven't really ever visited Oregon for more than just passing through on the way to Idaho. I'd really love to get there.

    I DO remember a couple of family vacations that involved Redding/Mt. Shasta/Hat Creek. Those were some fun times!

  14. Summer snow?! I've never seen or heard of this before. From the looks of the pictures you had a great time!


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