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Our Mt. Hood Adventure

When my dad was still here, the 4 of us packed into the Jeep to head up to Mt. Hood for the day. We took our phones with us (Jimmy took the film camera, too … that’s coming soon) to document the beautiful day. When I say beautiful, I mean GORGEOUS!!

While we were driving up the mountain, we were un-certain about the conditions at the lodge & Trillium Lake. By the time we were almost there, it was warm & partly sunny <- my very favorite weather.

Hey there handsome!

You can see the base of the mountain peeking out a bit.

Even though we’ve been up on the mountain quite a few times, this is the first time we saw the snow melting …

We stopped at Timberline Lodge for drinks & to show my dad and Haley how awesome the old lodge is!

My sister is a beauty!!

After the lodge, we took a hike around Trillium Lake.

After a long day, we headed back to Portland to prep for a day at the coast … I can’t believe it’s taken us this long to post these images. We have a ton more from our trip! Excited to share.

All images made with iPhone 4 // Processed with VSCO Cam

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Our Silver Falls Adventure

This week, we hopped in the Jeep and headed out to Silver Falls State Park for a little hiking and getting our fill of that oh-my-gosh-we-live-in-Oregon thing!!! Here’s the story:

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The day started off with a visit to the Gordon House. In case you don’t know, Jimmy has his masters in architecture, so after finding out there is a Frank Lloyd Wright home in Oregon, we had to go! This was my first time visiting a Frank Lloyd Wright home, so it was pretty cool to see in person.

Here’s J on the grounds.

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After the Gordon House, we continued driving through the Oregon countryside … It felt a bit like Indiana.

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Of course we had to take a shot of J’s shoes!

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Right inside the park, there’s a beautiful overlook. We decided to stop there to have a picnic & enjoy the beautiful, sunny day!

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We took advantage of the view & snapped a few photos of us together. A rarity!

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After lunch, we headed over to the falls … The sun that day made the areas around the falls so beautiful. It was dreamy & illuminated!

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The water is SOOO blue! Right after this, we had to put the camera away because we WALKED BEHIND THE WATERFALL!!! Such a cool experience. I never imagined that we’d be able to walk behind the falls. The power of the falls can be felt in your chest & the mist coming off of the falls is so refreshing.

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J hiding in the stump of an old tree.

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Another waterfall … More super blue water!

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After the hike, we headed back to the overlook just as the sun was setting.

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The drive home that day was really nice. We played loud music & watched the sun set over the mountains in the distance. Love this last shot that J grabbed of this little flock of birds.

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Made with Nikon D700 // 28-75mm  f2.8 // Processed with VSCO film.

My Little Oaks Bottom Adventure

Last week, my friend Nicolle invited on me a little hiking excursion at Oaks Bottom,  a local wildlife refuge. We hiked for over an hour in the beautiful Oregon sunshine (yes, there really is such a thing). I only shot a few photos … mainly because I was focused on not doing that breathing-like-I’m-winded-because-I’m-completely-out-of-shape thing!!

Nikon D700 // 24mm f1.4 // Processed with VSCO film.