August 28, 2008

Road trip, part 1

Our road trip to the coast...leaving Central Oregon's High Desert: juniper trees and sage brush...


Ponderosa pine trees before the mountain pass to the Willamette Valley


A lovely break at Mark's sister's farm in Mt. Angel where we stayed for two nights


On the road again, this time in the coastal mountain range. The wet canopy of trees lining the road has always made me feel safe. Quite a difference from Central Oregon's stubby juniper trees...


Arriving at Whalen Island, our very wet campsite along the estuary....

23 comments:

April Horsman said...

looks like a fun trip. I laughed a little at the rainy campsite. Our vacation camping was spent in some pretty good downpours :) It isn't fun if there isn't an adventure ;)

Have a great day!!

April

LazyTcrochet said...

Welcome back. Thanks for sharing pictures. Hope you had a great time! Does look a little soggy though.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

No matter how squishy I'm sure you had a wonderful time! Looking forward to all the photos of your adventures :) These progression pictures are great, such an amazing difference in trees alone in the same state!

Alissa said...

What an adventure! There is something really magical about sunflower fields-- I bet there are faeries in there for sure!

Rosebud Collection said...

Glad you had a good time..I hope it wasn't wet all the time..

willow said...

Lovely roadside pix! Hope the rain didn't last your entire trip!!

Sweet Repose said...

I don't like camping in the rain, for one thing in the high country of Colorado, it is so dangerous because of the lightning...but then it's cold and damp, fires are harder to start, fingers freeze trying to set up tent, fishing for brook trout isn't the best...but when it clears...oh,the majesty!
Camping in Iowa...NOT!!!

Have a great vacation!

sharon

jessicajane said...

im jealous, i want to go on a trip! love your photos, my husband probably would of got sick of hearing me so, "OOH look at THAT tree!"

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

I'm glad you had a great time! I think some of your readers don't realize that us "desert rats" actually enjoy going over to the Oregon coast just to get rained on :)

High Desert Diva said...

Jo-

Isn't that the truth! I was so happy to see rain after last weekend's 106 degree weather.

Yippee!

littlebyRD said...

I hope the weather got better! Camping in the rain...You guys weren't in a tent, right? I would have had to pack it up and head home :)

amy said...

gosh, all that amazing greenery! looks like heaven!

amy said...

yes - despite the rain!

Distressing Delilah said...

nice pics! Looks relaxing..even with the rain!

picciolo said...

what great pictures, I hope you had a good time and that it stopped raining at the campsite for you
:)

Mrs.French said...

I hope the rain cleared up a bit...although I know you were all nice and cozy in that sweet trailer of yours.

Nicole R.J. said...

Despite the wet, it looks like a beautiful spot!

Cicada Studio said...

I love road trips. I yearn to see your landscape some day.

M.Kate said...

Welcome back :D

Love those pine trees. I wish I could go on a campervan like you and Xue, sounds too much fun! Must be real cosy when it rains..maybe not fun because cant get out. Cant wait to see the balance of the trip. have a great weekend :D hugssss..

Barn House said...

Hey Charmaine! You went on a road trip and didn't visit US??? lol We will definitely be contacting you for advice once we can actually get away for a vacation. Can't wait to see you in September...and hopefully in October too! We have something very special planned for our season finale.

J & J

Hey Harriet said...

Hope the rain eased off a little for you while camping! The pics are lovely. It all looks so lush. Looking forward to seeing more holiday snaps :)

Bonbon Oiseau said...

i love the rainy photo--looks like a beautiful trip...

Lisa B. said...

Beautiful woods!