Flash Required to view this area.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Summer in the Rearview Mirror

There's nothing worse than staring at a blank page as all coherent thoughts flee from your mind and leave behind nothing but scattered fragments of sentences. I'm sitting here waiting for pictures to upload with nothing to distract me from finally finishing up my summer summary, so I'll plow on! Of course on top of the trip pictured below, it wouldn't be complete without teaching 5-day clubs, the fair, tubing down the Truckee River, Tuesday night volleyball, and meeting up with friends!

Writing it all down makes me realize that a lot more happened than I remembered at first. I had to consult my calendar to even recall it all. It was a great time of getting back on track in life personally, spiritually, and business-wise. I feel so ready to tackle fall!

Make sure you've read the part one of my summer first!

We've driven a lot on trips over the years, but I call this our first official Road Trip as we left in a car, drove around for days and days seeing the sights, and arrived back in the driveway at home by car, no airplanes needed!

The Olympic National Park had some beautiful trails throughout the rain forest.

What happens with all the leftover milk at the Tillamook Cheese Factory? It's made into yummy ice cream, of course!

After crossing back over into Oregon from Washinton, we headed down along the coast and came across the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Park. Miles of beautiful white sand, it made me wish my ATV was there to go exploring!

We took advantage of the brisk wind to fly a kite. I'll admit I was a little adventurous and did some pretty nifty tricks with it! No crashing though and a perfect gentle landing!

As we headed farther down the coast, our goal was to watch the sun go down at a beach in Brookings. We made it in time with minutes to spare for exploring!

Sunset via iPad

Contact Lydia | View Portfolio | Join the Facebook Page


Emily said...

I really like that second to last picture!

Very pretty. :)

What kind of camera do you use?

Lydia said...

@Emily Thanks! I used a Canon 5D Mark II.

Victoria said...

Gorgeous photos, those raspberries look so tasty!

Mary Marantz said...

Love it!! Looks like a beautiful summer!