Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Break, such as it is

Aaah, Spring Break! I remember as a kid I looked forward to this week so much! We would plan and plan what we would do, where we would go, trips we would take. It was just as much fun to stay at home, knowing that I didn't have to go to school for a WHOLE week. Now, as an adult, it is just another week to work. But that is all changing. Beauty and the Beast took the week off, which means that I have more time to work. Classes start at PSU on Monday, so this is my last week of semi freedom. As a result, I resigned myself to the fact that this week would be tedious and full of working lots.

But thanks to my awesome roommate Jessica, and friends Annika and Korie, I got a couple of mini spring break trips in! First up, we headed to Multnomah Falls. It was a beautiful sunny warm day, which was perfect for heading to the top. Unfortunately, we ran out of time and had to turn back around the 3/4 mark. We will just have to go back!

This is from a viewpoint about 1/2 way up the trail. Isn't the Columbia River Gorge beautiful?

The base of the falls

The four of us at the base

Next up was Cannon Beach on the Oregon coast. Another beautiful warm day! It poured on the way over, but about 20 minutes after we got there, the sun broke through and cleared away the clouds!

Do you see how blue the sky is? It was amazing. Sun shining, blue sky, hardly any wind, and not very many people!

We got to Haystack at low tide, so we poked around in the tides pools for a little while. The starfish were everywhere! And they were HUGE.

How many times do you see Haystack with blue sky and hardly anyone around it?

Of course, I can't be serious all the time, so when we found this hat shop, I had to play! And yes, the hat is now mine. I figure if I can't be in Jamaica for vacation, then I will bring Jamaica with me wherever I go! Plus I have always wanted dreads, but my hairdresser won't let me get them.

Now, back to the daily grind! 'Twas a short and sweet spring break. How was yours?


Kara & the Boys said...

Love, love, LOVE your new background! BTW, I swear I'm going to get that music out to you by the beginning of next week. Love you!

Meikjn said...

haha that hat is hilarious. and dreadlocks smell. my sister had them for a while. I wish I could see the ocean :( at least we have lakes here.