Saturday, September 18, 2010

Vacation recap (edited to remove pic of me)

Our vacation was supposed to be a cruise to Alaska. But Fluffy got sick and died and our vacation $$ went to the vet instead.

As a result, we decided to drive up to Oregon (where my parents live).

First stop: Crater Lake

 

Then we drove up to Bend, to a log cabin we rented on the Deschutes River.


This is the view in the other direction...


We took the canoes out on the river, played golf at Sun.river...


...and as I mentioned in an earlier post, went fly-fishing.


Yes, that's me fishing. 

We also went on walks in gorgeous settings. This is the Metolius River on the way to Corvallis, where my parents live. 

Alaska, eat your heart out!

 At my parents, we ate great food from my parents garden...


I sang songs with my dad, as he played guitar. We had a blast harmonizing and improvising folk tunes and Beatles.classics.
On the drive back down to California, we stopped in Eugene.OR and visited my old high school.

And then we rushed home because we missed our lovely home and our cat Sharky.

 















Home Sweet Home!


~Jem


14 comments:

jenicini said...

So glad you had a good time! I wished you could have come up to Alaska though! We could have met up! :)

Kakunaa said...

Oh, how beautiful! I am jealous :) Looks like it was an amazing time :)

Poppet said...

Loved seeing you in a happy place.
Oh, and I'm sure you know this, but you're almost in Alaska: after all Northern Exposure was filmed outside of Seattle! :-)

myinfertilitywoes said...

Looks like it was amazing! Glad you had a great vaca! Crater Lake looks wonderful - I've only been in winter!!

gingerandlime said...

Wow, what amazing pictures. I am feeling more relaxed just looking at them. It may not have been Alaska, but it looks like you had a wonderful time. I hope you're feeling refreshed.

lowfatlady said...

So sorry about your kitty. I'm glad you were still able to have a great getaway.

egghunt said...

Oh it looks like a really LOVELY holiday and I'm sure sharky is glad to have you back home. Cats are always happiest when their slaves are close by!!

callmemama said...

Oregon is so beautiful! My grandmother & aunt & uncle are in Eugene, and I have cousins in Bend! The coast is so beautiful, too.
Glad you had a good time, despite having to change vacation plans. Your pictures are great - it looks like a nice, relaxing trip!

mommyinwaiting said...

Jem, I am so sorry ot hear of the loss of Fluffy.

Your holiday photos look awesome and it seems to me you spent lots of good soul time.

Marion said...

I'm so sorry Fluffy passed away, and it ended up ruining your trip to Alaska. It's so hard to lose a furbaby... Your pictures are great though so it seems like you still enjoyed yourselves under the circumstances...

bunny said...

So beautiful! Both your fine self and the natural scenery! I particularly like the singing part--that sounds so sweet!

Crossed Fingers said...

I'm sorry to hear about Fluffy - how sad. :( But it sounds like your trip was wonderful & relaxing!

Lu said...

So sorry about your kitty. It looks like your trip was just what you needed, though.

April said...

I'm sorry about your cat. I hope you still had a nice vacation though.

ICLW