Omid and I embarked on a fun filled road trip through Oregon last week. We visited all new places we hadn't been before. The best part was meeting up with dear friends along the way.
|Old school navigation. #ilovemaps #gocougstoo|
|First 'selfie' stop: Diamond Peak Wilderness|
|Sprague River #serene|
Coolest Safeway sign we ever saw. #cowboycountry
Restaurants close early (8:30 p.m.) in Lakeview and were hungry while waiting for Lin & Ward to join us. We stopped at one restaurant and were turned away. They told us to try Jerry's. Jerry's hours say there closed at 8:30 p.m. too, but we were welcomed with open arms and stayed until almost 10:00 p.m. Thanks Jerry's!
|4th of July with the BACs #badasscougs|
First stop was Fort Rock. Fort Rock is a volcanic landmark called a tuff ring, located on an ice age lake bed.
|We could see for miles: an absolutely beautiful day!|
#fortrock #bluesky #lushgreenalfalfa
|Not as impressive as I hoped it would be. The crater is one mile across.|
Paulina Lake & East Lake as seen from Paulina Peak.
|Guess what we saw from Paulina Peak? Fort Rock!!!|
Then it was off to see the Big Obsidian Flow.
|Wow! So strong!|
From a distance, the hills look soft & velvety, but up close you can see it looks like dried mud. They are so fragile. It was unfortunate to see where tourists had stepped on the hills or had thrown rocks to break the claystone.