Last week we visited two National Parks in two different states! We had a grand time exploring a bit of Oregon.
First we went to Mount Hood which was only accessible with chains when we were near there in May. (That was after spending the night in Portland and having breakfast at one of our favorite spots.) We drove to Timberline, an interesting lodge built in the thirties, and also hiked to Mirror Lake which has great views of the mountain.
View from Timberline
We were so happy to have some sunshine because every other time we've been to this area, Mount Hood has be totally hidden by clouds. It was even sunny on the trail!
Next we headed for Roseburg, determined to see Crater Lake sans snow. We stopped to see a few waterfalls on the way.
Isn't this an interesting trail? We didn't go any further......
Crater Lake is so beautiful. Can you believe that it is nearly 2000 feet deep?
Of course, no trip would be complete without a stop to look for yarn. We found the Twisted shop in the Portland area, and right next door we saw this amazing bonsai in front of a Japanese restaurant. (And yes, I got some yarn.)
Lots of knitting happened in the car while Dick was driving, but I can't share it until after Wednesday which is Sophia's birthday. In the evening I worked on the letter "V" of the Christmas Sampler. It's done except for the outlining. That was one detailed letter!
Since this post is getting awfully long, I will save our visit to Mount Rainier yesterday for another post.