Myself, Hub, and Lil Tot went on an impromptu camping trip yesterday (well, we had only started planning it on Friday) to Silver Falls, Oregon. We only stayed about a day but it was the first time we had gone camping together as a family (if you don’t count the dry run we tried last summer in the backyard where the dog barked all night since we had brought her into the tent with us).
We managed to erect the tent without throwing out our backs, managed to sleep the night without defaulting to sleeping in the car (though Lil Tot has been sniffling today; I think he caught a cold from not wearing a hat while sleeping); managed to cook both dinner and breakfast on the fire (though there were some very burnt blueberry pancakes), and managed two hikes while we stayed there.
I had no idea, but apparently this area is classified as “temperate rainforest”…I always had this image of rainforests being warm. It was overcast and chilly (in the 50’s to mid-60’s); a typical Oregon August.
We saw multiple mini-tornados (are they called dervishes or something else?? I have no idea.) springing up on farmland on the drive in; and on the hikes, an anthill seething with ants; orange raspberries; tons of foxgloves; a slug longer than my hand; and a 93-foot waterfall. It was the perfect length for a little mini-vacation, and everybody enjoyed themselves.
Maybe next time, we’ll even bring the dog.
How GORGEOUS!!!! I love camping here in CO, we are planning a weekend trip outside of Steamboat for Labor Day wkend. That waterfall pic gave me goosebumps, it’s incredible. I’m glad you guys had a great camping trip!
Not to sound too creepy, but I thought I recognized you there! My husband and I were there at the conference center for our 10 year anniversary, and I recognized you in the lodge. I just thought it was too weird to go over and say, “I read your blog!”. I hope your trip was as great as mine!!
Ohmygosh, are you kidding??! That must have been during the brief moment that we went inside the lodge to grab lunch before we headed on our way. And you probably saw me wearing my favorite hoodie with the hole in the arm, covered in sweat from hiking and with twigs in my messy hair. Not exactly chic LOL!!! I can’t believe you recognized me – I would have been so thrilled had you said something! But I’m also thrilled that you commented here to let me know – I’m sorry I didn’t notice you; I think I was trying to cajole my son into eating the pickles in his hamburger.;-) Glad you had a great trip – it’s such a lovely area and we can’t wait to go again!
You gotta love Oregon:) hahah the best thing is that silverton looks like my backyard hahaha. Love silver falls.
Hi! I’m new-ish to reading blog (love it!) and also a native Oregonian, although living in Minnesota for the time being. These photos only enhance my longing for our beautiful state! Thank you for sharing!