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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Today's Drive up to Paulina Lake:

This morning Cary and I took Darlene and Frances into La Pine to eat breakfast at Gordy's.  It was busy, but the food and service were great, as always.  Afterward, we bought gas and then headed up the mountain to Paulina Lake Lodge.  They just opened up for the season yesterday.  There were probably around 20 boats out on the lake.  It was so beautiful up there.  We took a bunch of pictures and then visited with Todd, Karen and Gary.  We were there for about a half an hour, and then headed back down the mountain. We stopped at the viewpoint for a few more pictures.  A wonderful, wonderful day!


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 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Darlene, Cary and Frances


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 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Darlene, Me and Frances
(Hey, the setting was on potrait instead of regular ... big mistake for the people
in the pictures ... I'm getting heavy, but I'm not as heavy as I look here!)


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Close-up of Paulina Peak


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Cary, Frances, Darlene and Karen


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
My Best Friend Husband


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Paulina Creek

These were taken at the viewpoint before you officially enter the part where you need to pay to get in:

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Frances, Mt. Bachelor and the Three Sisters


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The Cascade Range


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Best Friends:  Frances and Darlene


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Hey, Frances!


 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews


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5 comments:

BECKY said...

Kathy, beautiful pics, but looks too "wintery" for this time of the year! lol
Thanks for sharing! :)

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

No wonder you carry three cameras! I wouldn't want to chance missing that view either. Beautiful, and I nice way to start my Monday.

Kathy at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy Welcomes You! said...

Ha! Hi Becky and Lisa, glad you liked the pictures. It was breathtaking. It is part of our spring routine, to go the 13/14 miles up the hill to see the lake as soon as they open the road. They still do have a lot of snow, and the lake was frozen over just last week. It wasn't that cold when we got there, 46*, but that isn't too bad when the wind isn't blowing.

It is also so nice to show people from out of town how pretty it is. Now, when everything melts, there is another lake, many campgrounds, a drive to the top of the peak, a huge obsidian flow and beautiful waterfalls to see also.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Well I guess the Pacific Northwest is called "God's Country" for a reason. Sounds breathtaking.

Kathy at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy Welcomes You! said...

Yep!

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