6.17.2010

Columbia river gorge

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This morning was Sams last day of school, so to celebrate we took advantage of our synched up days off and drove out along the colombia river gorge. It's a scenic route dotted with waterfalls, old towns, and windsurfing.
Our first stop was Multnomah Falls, a beautiful waterfall, full of tourists and a few hiking trails. We had a nice picnic lunch, it was actually pretty nice out. Not too hot, and I pulled my jacket out from under the bed (so much for a summer wardrobe).
Sam makes amazing music mixes, so we had a great soundtrack for our little day trip. She and Him, The National, Beirut, all the good stuff.
We drove our way there on the Oregon side, and went the way back on the Washington side, but at one point the road was closed for about an hour, so we went an "alternate route".
After about an hour of going nowhere near the direction we wanted, and passing buffalo ranches, and Mt. Adams, we had this conversation:

Me: "Maybe we should turn around."

Sam: "We'll be fine, it's not like the highway will just end."

A few minutes later the highway ended.

Sam: "Well at least we're on a regular road."

We pass a sign that reads "One lane road ahead"

Sam: "At least it's not a dirt road."

Sign reads "Pavement ends."

So finally, when we ended up in the middle of nowhere, we headed back the way we came. But there was lots of laughter along the way :)

Blouse-Trina Turk, via Buffalo Exchange

Jacket-A vintage store in Akron Ohio

Skirt and boots-Urban Eccentric Vintage

Sunglasses-Magpie Vintage

22 comments:

art*deco*dame said...

I adore your boots!

Lucille Loren said...

Could you two be any cuter! By the way... after lots of years of marriage that kinda thing annoys the heck out of you! xx Lucy

Sara said...

You look lovely! I love your outfit, these photos are wonderful! :)

-Sara

autumn, coffee and inspiration

Charlotte said...

This is an unusual look for you - it's so interesting to see your take on different styles.

I'm experimenting with something different today too, as it happens, but I don't know if I'll blog it - I'll see if I can be bothered to take photos later!

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny

Casey said...

I love your oufit (especially those boots!)--perfect for doing some adventuring!

The conversation you two had is hilarious; it sounds exactly like something that would happen to me. lol. At least you got to see some spots you wouldn't have otherwise. ;)

♥ Casey
blog | elegantmusings.com

Shallow Mallow said...

Those boots are the bomb! Love the outfit. Hope this cool trip is followed by a great weekend!
Have a good one :-)

Elaine said...

I agree... Those boots are fabulous on you.

Frida said...

Great pictures! I like your blog very much, and this was one of the greatest post of all time:) Thanks for sharing.

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Rebecca said...

Your road trip conversation made me laugh. I love day trips, they're the best. Your outfit is the perfect thing for adventures, especially those socks and boots!

Debi said...

Love it! I absolutely adore Multnomah Falls! Love your photos and sounds like it was a fun trip!

Avalon76 said...

You two are officially my favorite "young couple in love". ^_^ Road trip + Beirut = bliss!

Sarah Dee said...

thats so cute! tell him congrats, and btw your boots are insane!

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

jessibee said...

My husband and I love the drive out to Mult. Falls. I already miss Oregon...Your 'alternate route' makes it so much more memorable and fun than just taking the highway anyway!
Congratulations to Sam!

Archives said...

adorable outfit, amazing location shots!

Ms. Dee said...

Awww, you look adorable! Love those boots! We used to cross that bridge as a kid whenever I went to visit my grandparents, and it was always so scary to cross! We'd always go to Multnomah Falls and walk to the top as well, even in the pouring rain.

daniRED said...

The jacket & boots are rockin! The whole outfit itself is great, & you wear it beautifully!

The convo is hilarious! I shared it with my husband. Even he giggled!

<3 Erica

carlotta said...

wonderful photos!

Justice Pirate said...

Beautiful shots. I think you love your boots, and with good reason too, because they are amazing. I also love your jacket a lot.

MarieBayArea said...

your boots are fierce. and i love the colored knee high socks. love the whole outfit actually

alex*at*aufdemaur said...

I love your boots! Are they 60s/70s??

Solanah said...

Alex, yes they're from the 70s :)

Denise said...

I want to live in Oregon :(