Monday, September 3, 2012

You Call That a Vacation?...

10 Days and 2300 miles later......Jim and Debbie are on their way home. As the week progressed several blog titles were bandied the time came to an end Debbie even suggested "Thank Goodness They're Finally Gone!" But before it was all said and done we all agreed that this trip rivals our first FOSJ motorcycle trip to Utah in 2007 as one of the best.

The first few days we took day-trips to locales close to the RV. Then on Sunday we set out for a 5-day drive south to Crater Lake, then into Redwood National Forest in California before a scenic slow paced drive north on US101 along the Oregon coast returning home. The last few days were more day trips saving Mt Hood for last. There's no way I could tell you about all of the wonderful and beautiful things we saw along the way, but maybe the pics below will tell a little of the story.
Columbia River Gorge

Multnomah Falls
Bonneville Dam
Mt St Helen

Mt Rainier

Lavender Field Near Corbett

Sisters Mountains Dee Wright Observatory

Crater Lake

Rogue River Gorge

Elk - Northern California

Redwood National Forest

Southern Oregon Coastline

Brookings Oregon

Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Coquille River Lighthouse

Umpqua River Lighthouse

Frontier Sand Dunes Florence Oregon

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse

Yaquina Head Lighthouse

Mt Angel Monastary

Dinner on the Terrace at Imperial River Company Overlooking
the Deschutes River

Deschutes River

Set Net Fishing Warm Springs Reservation

Leaving Tighe Valley
WindSurfing on the Columbia River

Kite Boarding in the Gorge near Mt Hood

Parkdale View of Mt Hood
I know I've probably left some things out. If you'd like to see more shots check out Joan's pictures on her Facebook page. Just 'Friend' Joan Ritten on Facebook.

Stay Tuned. More to Come.


  1. Incredible shots! Looks like you had an awesome time!

  2. beautiful pictures.Looks like you are living most peoples dream.

  3. Very nice pictures! Looks like you all had a great time together. The Sand Dunes looked like they would be a blast!

  4. Beautiful pics! I know that you guys just had a blast!

  5. The pictures are absolutely breathtaking!!

  6. Take a look at Erin's Face Book page. All of the pics she added are from my phone. I can only imagine if we had the professional camera you strut around with!