Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Seven years

Well, it's been awhile since my last post. We are now in the Northwest for the rest of June and most of July. We've been having fun seeing family and friends. We just returned from the Edgefield (which is a McMenamin's hotel), where we were celebrating our 7th anniversary. Usually romantic anniversary getaways involve only two people, but Elisa joined us to help celebrate, and we all had a lot of fun together.

Elisa gave swimming a second go and enjoyed it much more than last time. They had the BEST pool there! They call it a freeform soaking pool. The water is really warm... almost as warm as a hot tub. And there are benches lining the sides of the pool, so there's plenty of room to sit. There are these big sculpture fountains in several different places in the pool, and also some that have flames on top. I think I could say it's my favorite pool ever.

We also enjoyed the gardens at McMenamins. They have some beautiful and unusual plants. Aren't the leaves on this one huge!

Elisa also had her first Columbia River Gorge experience. She saw Multnomah Falls (pictured above). We tried to hike up to Oneonta Falls... cuz we've always wanted to, but never done it. You have to hike through water for part of the way. And usually the deepest the water gets in the summer is thigh high. But the water was still too high. It would have been up to our stomach for part of the way. So we decided to wait until another time to hike it.

Overall, we had a great anniversary vacation. And I think Elisa enjoyed it too.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

We've been to that McM....for lunch a couple of times. Didn't know they had such a great pool! We'll have to check it out next time we are there. We plan on going to Multnomah Falls this coming week to show family from back east it's beauty. Looking forward to it.