Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a fabulous Wednesday so far. Actually, I just hope you are having a better morning than I am!
My blog has been feeling neglected because I have been so busy and barely had time to post. I was planning on posting a new recipe today and then I realized I don’t have my camera card with me, so I can’t upload the pictures of the recipe. Fail!
Anyways, instead I thought I would tell you about an exciting little trip I have been planning for this summer. My parents and Mr. Delish and I all had 10 days off in July and we decided to take a road trip through Washington and then spend most of our time in Oregon.
My parents took my sisters and I on a trip down the Oregon and California coast when we were young but I’m talking like 10 years ago. Actually I have a little treat for everyone, here are a couple pictures from our original road trip
My sister is going to kill me for this one.
My Dad who is super fit, decided to drag us on a hike up a mountain at Crater Lake, and when we got to the top there were all these little chipmunks who would come right up to you and eat out of your hand. The picture above is of my sister Jenna in her Elton John sunglasses, feeding one of them.
That was the view from the top of the mountain looking down over Crater Lake, very pretty!
And last but not least, my mom, myself and my sisters at the drive thru tree in the Redwood Forest.
If I could go back and give my 14 year old self some advice from my future self, I would say BURN those shorts.
Basically I haven’t been down this way in years and Mr. Delish has never been to Oregon before so I am thinking it will be fun all around!
We’re starting off our trip by driving down the coast of Washington and over the Astoria Bridge which separates Washington and Oregon
Once we cross over the bridge, we will be in Astoria, Oregon and then it’s just a short drive to Fort Stevens State Park where we will be staying for two nights.
History tip of the day: Fort Stevens was an active military base for many years starting during the Civil War and continued until World War II.
The old military base was obviously eventually turned into the State Park, but there are still a sunken shipwreck and some other areas that you can tour and see all the old military equipment. Mr. Delish is a huge World War II buff, so he will be into this.
Next we will drive down the coast of Oregon and end up just outside of Florence, Oregon at Jessie M. Honeyman State Park. This area is best known for the miles and miles of sand dunes that run along the coast. The park is separated from the ocean by the dunes so you can easily go stroll around the dunes from the park.
While we are there we are going to go on a sand duning tour! Well some of us, my mom doesn’t like scary stuff so she will just watch. Mr. Delish plans on watching the professional driver on our tour and learning some things from him and then renting his own buggy to drive around, I am not going with him.
Last time I went on a sand duning tour with him, this happened.
Ya it was a mess.
Anyways, after a 3 day stay near the dunes, we will be going into the interior for hopefully some hot and sunny weather!
First we are staying at Prineville State Park which has a gorgeous big resevoir lake that I am looking forward to swimming in.
Then lastly we will be staying at Cove Palisades State Park which is on the Deschutes river and there is a beautiful canyon and lots of hiking and things to see.
It’s going to be a really fun trip and I won’t be able to blog while I am there but I will definitely take lots of pictures and tell/show you all about it when I’m back, but this isn’t for a few weeks yet.
Tell me, what was your favorite childhood vacation?
What are you doing this summer?