Thursday, October 04, 2007

tour stop x2:

the last two stops on the whirlwind tour included the Oregon Zoo (formerly the Washington Park Zoo, but the management, in their wisdom, figured folks wouldn't know the Washington Park Zoo was located in Oregon not Washington and changed its name) and also the Multnomah Falls. The zoo was fun, but honestly, how many pictures of the zoo do you really want to see when the falls are much much grander?
So, the Falls are located in the Beautiful Columbia River George in the northernmost section of the state:
This particular view of the gorge was captured at a little old rest stop (by old i mean the place was built in 1919) along the scenic highway called the Vista House. If you ever get the chance, don't miss it!
The falls themselves are enormous. This is the full view (mostly)... upper falls (above the bridge)...lower falls (below the bridge)...
looking straight down from the foot bridge at the lower falls...
So, actually the visit went very well and i think over all we showed Oregon off quite nicely. We have been busy with "family doings" in the last week... Indy had an ear infection and Duck had a birthday and the husband has mandatory overtime for a while and my best friend suddenly has a girlfriend and doesn't seem to have time for us anymore and Indy is playing at an indoor toddler co-op play group thing now and loving it and oh we try to stay busy...
see ya again soon.

6 comments:

cube said...

Oh my gosh, you did run for the hills! (see previous post)

Beautiful photos.

Mamacita (Mamacita) said...

My husband wants to move to Oregon and now I understand why.

I'm here from Michele's blog but I'll be back on my own.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

BEAUTIFUL, my dear....just gloriously beautiful! Orgeon is just so exquisite....So many lovely special places..nd through you, we get to see many of them.
I wanted to see all these pictures bigger...but clicking on them wouldn't do it...Dang!

Anonymous said...

they changed the name 2 oregon so all of oregon people would pay taxes

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caroline said...

Beautiful!!!!! I wish we had scenery like that.