Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Great Outdoors

Well, the end of company, travelling and free wheeling is coming to a close. Can you believe it is August 23?! My son goes back to college next weekend and maybe I can get my house to stay clean for more than one day!
Well, you know I like to quilt and you know I've attempted to grow a garden. My other hobby is enjoying the outdoors. I love to hike, camp, fish, play in the fire, cook outdoors and just breathe the fresh air.
After seeing Anne's trip to Crater Lake my son and I took a day trip last Wednesday. The Lake was awesome and it was good to spend some time with my son before he goes back to school.

Crater Lake is the deepest freshwater lake in the U.S. and the 7th deepest in the world. The water stays a balmy 38 degrees year round. Yes, it is as blue as the photo looks.

We were on our way back up a grueling hike. This is the only safe way to get to the water. 1.1 miles down and 1.1 steep miles back up! I've been a slacker lately as far as exercise and I could sure tell!

Also a few weeks ago we planned a quick camping trip to Mt Hood. We generally get away at least once a month, but because one of our employees retired, and we haven't rehired, we (I use that word loosely) both have been putting in more hours then usual.

We just got back this afternoon. It was good to get away from the phones, computer, weeds and dust bunnies! And look at this view of Mount Hood! The fishing could have been better, but no complaints.
More old quilts tomorrow!!


  1. beautiful part of the country you live it
    amazing the color of the water, wow!
    Love the picture of MT Hood

  2. Beautiful photos. I love the last one of Mt Hood.

  3. Beautiful - a trip to Oregon is very high on my travel list.

  4. Hi Lori, a few days ago I discovered your blog again...
    I love to see these pictures they remmind me to our great trip to crater lake. It's so beautiful up there. and say hello to Kenny! He is looking so different with his hair :-))


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