Friday, October 20, 2017

ON to McCloud!

Our time in Ashland was fantastic and I could have stayed another week, but we were on our way to our next stop for our 34th anniversary!  The next place we went was a very special place-- it was the place that Karen, (from the previous post) took our group of ladies for our retreat.  At the time of the retreat-we did not know we would be riding a yellow School bus from Karen's house to McCloud California== to the McCloud River Mercantile.  It was a magical place== and I just knew Randy would think so too!
Oh my goodness-- it's the cutest place to stay!!  We checked in on our anniversary!! 

Here's the porch.  It has some super cute shops and restaurants. McCloud is a little quiet town!  

checking out the room

Each room is different == and so cool!  Some have room(s).   This is the same room I got to stay in with my "AYITM" sisters.  

Here's the hallway entrance to the boarding house.  

I just love everything about it! 

We ate wonderful meals downstairs at the little diner. 

Street view of the Mercantile! 

And they even have cute props on the porch in case you need a photo!! LOL!

I've got alot more about McCloud to share -- will share again another day!!  

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Ashland Oregon!

 After our Crater Lake adventure, we returned to Ashland Oregon.  This town was a place I had not ever visited until June of "16 when I came here for a retreat with my classmates from "A Year in the Making" class.  I loved this town and I knew in "16 that I needed to bring Randy back here in "17 for our summer vacation!  Here I am at a cool Mural downtown.
took a walk thru LITHIA PARK

This was our 34TH anniversary pic.  We really like this fountain at Lithia Park.

Enjoyed every minute with my Sweet heart
These sweet ladies blessed me by having dinner with me!  LIZ, who is on the left, moved to Ashland Last year right before our retreat and she was an amazing hostess to everyone- despite only living in her new home a week before we arrived.   KAREN, in the middle, is our FEARLESS leader= the originator of our class "A Year in the Making" .   She is another amazing lady who has taught me so much!  I loved spending an evening with them-- hadn't seen them since our retreat in "16.  
 After DINNER with the girls,  Randy met me and we attended a fantastic play in an old church.
Stained glass windows all over the church that had been turned into a theater.  

This church had 2 levels and it served dinner and then had a Play.  The Play was called "The Drowsy Chaperone" and it was beyond HILARIOUS!!!  Randy and I both agreed that we had not ever heard of it, and yet, it had to be the funniest play we had seen in a long long time.  We are still talking about it! 

We had balcony seats and could see the stage really well. 

Just a few more pics from the Park and that fantastic fountain! 

We got this close!!!  

Those of you who have been to Ashland Oregon know how fun it is and how beautiful that whole state is.   I loved going back this year!
Come along on the next phase of the journey soon!  Thanks for traveling along! 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


This vacation continued with a little drive to our next point  of beauty!  We wanted to spend some time at Crater Lake!  I had been there the year before with a friend and it was breathtaking!!  I knew Randy would love it-- so off we went!  We enjoyed a gorgeous day there!!

This was an amazing place to play with our cameras! 
 Crater Lake has so many different angles!!  They are all gorgeous!
Yes, that is SNOW in JULY 

These types of Texture always interest me!  

MY BEST adventure EVER!!!  (him)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

More Summer Travels!

Today i am continuing along on our Summer trip thru Oregon!  Today, we are visiting Seaside OR and a fun restaurant called Camp 18!   It was an old logging camp and we had a delicious meal and toured the grounds.

My hubby asked me to pose! 

They had some really cool old train cars! 

His turn to POSE

We loved the names on this old rusty truck.  It has both Randy's parents names on it.  

Practicing my Senior Pic poses! 

I'll continue this story in a few days!  thanks for joining in!! 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Cannon Beach was NEXT!

After the beauty at the Rose Garden in Portland, we hit the road and drove to the Coast where we visited Cannon Beach!  I had heard all about how beautiful the Oregon Coast was, but I was totally WOWED!  It is amazing!  The Cannon beach town with it's charm and gorgeous nature was just amazing! 

Morning time at Cannon Beach at Haystack Rock!  

Had a wonderful time exploring! 

Beautiful evenings!! 

Very pretty time we had on the beach! 

The most beautiful little vacation town, and the surrounding area was all new to us, so we really enjoyed finding all the best sightseeing!
The flowers around town were so gorgeous!  Cannon Beach is a picture perfect little place! 

WE really enjoyed the quaint little shops and all the gorgeous nature and GREEN around us! 

We did a little Antiquing in Astoria!  
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WE also crossed the border into Washington State and found this lovely little Chapel!  
Look at those colors!