After we left the Portland area, we drove over to Newport (on the coast) where we used to live. We were sad that we only had about 24 hours to be there (okay, LESS!!), but we fit in as many activities as we could. There was a ward activity for the graduating seniors the night we were there, so we were excited to go and catch up with old friends.
When we left Newport, Calvin decided that he wanted to save money and drive all the way home... a fourteen hour drive IN ONE DAY!!! On the way, I kept pointing out cheap motels (like Motel 6), saying, "That's only $50 a night!" but he was determined to sleep in his own bed. We rolled into town at 3:30 a.m. and stumbled into bed at 3:45. It was good to sleep in my own bed.
Here are a few pictures I took on our trip:
Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge
Aly & Adam at the zoo in Portland
Aly & her cousin Keara.
Aly & Adam with the reflection of the Portland Temple in the pool
Aly loves Oregon!!
We stopped for a family photo along the road to the coast.
We had to watch the sea lions in the Bay. Adam loved it!!
The Yaquina (Ya - KWIN- uh) Bay Bridge in Newport.
Calvin (I Love this photo!!)
Calvin & Adam follow the outgoing tide.
This is as far out as Aly would go.
My favorite lighthouse ... EVER!! The Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
The olbigatory photo that proves that I was on the trip. It was very cold with gale force winds. Who cares? I was on the coast!!!
(For even more photos... 170 to be exact... click here. Of course, you won't know most of the people in them, so you might not want to!!)