Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Tulips

Well weather I like it or not . . . . Spring is here! It doesn't seem right that time continues to move forward. However to celebrate the new life of the season, I spent some time at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. ( I love to get up close to see the tiny details we would otherwise miss when we look at the landscape. I hope you enjoy the tiny details as much as I do. :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Greeley Boys Visit

I've said it several times and I'll say it again . . . I have an AMAZING family!! With-in a few days of hearing about the accident most all of my Mom's 8 brothers and sisters arrived in Oregon. My Grandparents came, even though they'd just been here for a visit. My Dad's brother and his wife brought their 3 girls with them. I got calls and emails from my Dad's other brothers. A couple weeks after everyone went home another brother of my Dad's came for a 2 week visit. At the end of March my Mom's 2 older brother's came for a visit. By this time I'd picked up my camera again . . . so I was able to document their visit.

We took them to Mt. St. Helen's . . . but there were so many clouds we couldn't see the mountain.

         Mom and I with her 2 older brothers Ken and David.

       Mom, Uncle Ken and Uncle David at one of Mt. St. Helen's visitor centers.

The conspiracy theories that went through the car when we found this locked government facility were truly epic.

On Saturday we went to the beach. On the way we stopped at Camp 18 . . . a very good resturant that has preserved history of Oregon logging camps.

             Uncle Ken :)

              My family

            My sister Elizabeth giving Uncle Ken bunny ears while he talks to Uncle David :)

Old logging saw . . . up close

On Monday we took them to Multnomah Falls. It was a cold, wet and rainy day. We took the senic drive up to the falls . . . it was beautiful despite the weather. :)

          Columbia River Gorge

Latourell Falls

Wahkeena Falls

Multnomah Falls

We were so wet at cold, we decided to get some hot chocolate. It's pretty sad when everyone sits around on their phones . . . .  When this is the view out the window

Multnomah Falls Lodge