Friday, August 16, 2013

Oh Brother, part ll

It's been a whirlwind of a visit which is, sadly, drawing to an end.
We have had a great time with Utley and hope we didn't wear him out schlepping him from vista to view point to lava bed to mountain top and back! 
Here are some photos from this weeks activities.

We walked along the river trail, Deschutes River Canyon area
A lovely sky with the Sisters in the background

The canyon, a river runs through it...

The river looks tiny from way up here.

The guys, on the new First Street Rapids Bridge

On a calmer part of the river.

 We drove over McKenzie Pass, stopping at the Mt Washington view point, to the Dee Wright Observatory

Jim and Utley stand before the lava floes and Mt Washington

Looking thru the observatory's windows

A giant wall of lava
A trip to Benham Falls

and the top of Lava Butte on the way back....
We went to lunch on the top of Mt Bachelor
The view from the chairlift

High elevation photography

The chairlift seems so high up when there is no snow on the ground
Hey! No horseplay on the chair!!
A lovely walk along Todd Lake

Mt Bachelor in the distance
A visit to Sawyer Park

Drake Park
Music and food in the park
We have had a great time with Utley and hope he has enjoyed himself as well. It was fun to be a tourist in our own town too.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Oh Brother!

Jim's brother Utley is visiting us!
We have been showing him around our new town, and seeing some new sights ourselves.
We've been having a good time, here are some photos of where we have been so far.

Jim and Utley on Pilot Butte

On the footbridge over the Dechuttes

Utley at Tumalo Falls

The brothers along Tumalo Creek
On the bridge in Shevlin Park

In the covered bridge over Tumalo Creek in Shevlin Park

Jim and Dana
At the Obsidian Flow near Paulina Peak

The view from midway up the flow.

view from the top, Paulina Lake in distance

Paulina Lake and Obsidian Flow from the top of Paulina Peak

Paulina Falls

Jim and Utley at the falls.
We hope to get more adventures in before Utley leaves so check back for more pix!