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.