Russ and I decided to take the scenic
route detour before heading home. You can’t blame us, right? Just a couple extra hours…
This was the first stop. See that observatory on the cliff? That’s where we were headed next.
The Vista House overlooks the Columbia Gorge—Oregon on this side, Washington on the other.
And then the gorgeous, lush, winding road with the ferns and mossy trees and arched stone wall on the gorge side. Oh, and all the waterfalls.
This bridge had drainage holes through which you could see the water and land far, far below.
You can see the distance down in the next picture on the left. The photo on the right is Multnomah Falls.
Yes, a successful 30-hour get-away.
It’s a busy rest of our week with a photo session, Hamlet book club in my studio, and the local Art ‘n Air Festival. Next week is our transition week as we head back to concentrated studies for the fall. It’s going to be a shock to our system after this summer absence of schedule!!