Oregon 2016

The nostalgia is strong this morning in my office. I happened to come across some photos from summer 2016 and all the memories came flooding back. It is amazing how much emotion can be wrapped up into one picture.

Today’s photos are from a dream come true. It means so much to me that I still can’t believe it happened! In 2016 we packed up our little c.o.w. (cabin on wheels) and moved to Oregon for the month of July. It was a serious culture shock! If you think of a girl who’s lived on the Alberta prairie’s for 16 years then drop her into Rogue River, Oregon for a month, you’ll be able to understand a little better. šŸ™‚ But it was so totally worth it and fueled my love for travel and adventure better than anything else.

The mountains of Montana… I finally got to go to Montana! I can now say I have been in Montana, Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. And that, my dear readers, makes me happier than I have been in a long time. I am always most satisfied when I am doing what I am called to do.

Blessing upon blessing, during our time in Oregon I got to go hiking. Another National Park was added to my list of favorite places. In all reality though, any place I have gone hiking is a favorite place for me! My siblings and I hiked Garfield Peak Trail in Crater Lake National Park. Round trip: 3.4 miles (5.5 km) Average Time: 2-3 hrs Difficulty: Strenuous. It was pretty much all up hill and the views! The views were absolutely amazing. A funny moment on the hike was when we discovered snow! Us Canadians really felt at home then! šŸ˜€ We had an impromptu snow fight then and there.

Despite the uncertainty and sometimes scary experiences, I would definitely do it all over again in a heart beat.



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