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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday's Drive Home from Rainbow/Blue River:

It was gorgeous on Saturday morning as we left the upper McKenzie Valley.  We went to Delta Campground right off the highway as you turn to go into the Cougar Recreation Area.  It is so pretty there.  We have camped there a couple of times in our trailer.  The campground itself is now closed for the winter, but it is a nice drive with lots of pictures to be taken before you get to the gate.

This is an old growth forest that has been left alone for the most part.  I'll get together a post on this campground and put it on my The McKenzie River Valley website soon. http://ogocaj7.blogspot.com/



 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

This is a root ball of a fallen 
old, big Douglas Fir.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 

We stopped and filled up with gas at Harbicks Country,  Store (which offers the last gas for 50 miles) and then headed towards the pass.  We stopped at Olallie Campground, where we had never been before.   We will for sure go back there.  And camp. With the trailer.  It is just plain beautiful there.

These were taken at the upper level campground:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


These were taken at the Olallie boat ramp:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 

Then we left the McKenzie and started driving towards Sisters.  I took several pictures by holding my camera out the window.  I lucked out; some of them turned out well.  But Cary froze.  Sorry, honey.  I will be posting some more photos and information about this on my Central Oregon website soon.  http://ogocaj25.blogspot.com/

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 I think this is Potato Hill.  
There is a snowpark there.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

We finally found a good place to stop and take some more pictures at the Mt. Washington Viewpoint.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


View of Suttle Lake:

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Then we stopped in Sisters at 
Bronco Billy's for lunch.


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Thanksgiving Weekend 2009:

What a wonderful weekend I had with my best friend husband and my extended family!  One of the best Thanksgivings I have ever had.  We drove over to Eugene on Thursday morning to meet up with my Mom's side of the family, as we do each year.  There are usually between 50 and 60 of us in the fellowship hall at Mom's church.  


I have posted a few pictures below, but there is a slide show at the top of this page with many more.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Nigel, Kristin and Grandma Jody

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Kristin and Casey


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Jen, Kari and Kristin
Nanny and Courtney


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Cary, Michael and Uncle Chunk


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Kari, Julie, Me and Kristin


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Kristin with her pumpkin earrings.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Ethan and Casey


 

We drove up the McKenzie and stayed at Holiday Farms Resort.  There are a lot vacation rentals there, and they are manged by two separate companies.  This time, we rented from The McKenzie Riverside Cottages http://www.mckenzieriversidecottages.com/   and stayed in the Gentle Rapids suite of the big house next to the office.  This home is used for large groups, and has three different apartments, each with 2 or 3 bedrooms and their own decks right on the river.   There  is a communal living room and kitchen - dining room. We were the only ones in the house this time, so had the big living room to ourselves.  We really liked our rooms, and the winter rate is very reasonable at $158.00 per night.  There is more info about this on my The McKenzie River Valley website. http://ogocaj7.blogspot.com/   It was so quiet!  We ate an early dinner at the restaurant across the street, Cary had trout and I had shrimp fettuccine.  We went to bed early, the sound of the river relaxing and peaceful outside our window.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Here is the communal living 
room, with my BFH Cary.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Our room, which opens up to the deck. 
(I didn't have my flash on, so decided 
to do these in black and white.)


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
The sitting room.  Bring your favorite DVD's, 
because there isn't any cable or satellite dish.  We watched:   
My Big Fat Greek Wedding.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

The second bedroom.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Cary on deck!


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

View of downriver.

 

We went on a drive to Cougar Reservoir.   I am working on a longer story on Cougar and posting it on my The McKenzie River Valley website http://ogocaj7.blogspot.com/ when I get a chance.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

The water was very low.  
This is the "island" by the 
parking lot near the lagoon.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

The view from at the dam itself.

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Creek at the drained lagoon.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Waterfall at the lagoon.


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Me enjoying the nice fire.


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Handsome BFH Cary.  
Who loves you, Cary Matthews?  
Kathy Matthews.





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