Monday, June 14, 2010

Welcome to the 'Hood

Mt Hood, that is. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Saturday we took a drive around Mt Hood. What a gorgeous day of an outing. Sunshine, blue skies, fluffy white clouds, temps in the mid to high 70's. Perfect! And what a gorgeous mountain. So fun to explore our new neighborhood.

By driving around the mountain we got to see it from different angles and viewpoints. We discovered this lake (pic below)about 3/4 of the way around the mountain. Trillium Lake it is called, and tho I didn't see any trilliums we did see this beautiful vista. Lots of people were fishing on the lake shore or picnicing nearby. Tho its probably a good couple hour drive from us, we will be back this summer to spend more time at Trillium Lake.

We ended up in Sandy, Oregon for lattes and a movie, then wound down to Gresham for dinner at Olive Garden--mmmm! Living in the middle of nowhere doesn't seem quite so bad this week.

Til next time ....


Amydeanne said...

oh looks amazing!

Katie @ said...

The simple things are always the most beautiful - and most important. Looks like you're capturing this idea just perfectly. And gosh you know how to make a girl homesick. I'm in Berlin, Germany... pining for that view back in the Rockies where I grew up!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh that's beautiful! That view would definitely make living out in the middle of nowhere a little easier!

Sherry C said...

Love those mountains and Olive Garden Yummy we don't have those in Canada wish we did.