Yeah, so, I have great friends and some family in Oregon. I go there a lot, hence my last two visits. More of the same.
It was a really fun trip, happened in mid-August. Well, fun minus the mild hypothermia. Descriptions in the captions. Enjoy looking at more pictures from my adventures 🙂
This is from one of my favorite places to eat, Laughing Planet. They have plastic dinosaurs to play with!!!
A little bird on a stump at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
You can really see how clear and turquoise the water is, even on a kinda cloudy day
I like to pose for pictures! heh.
Vidae Falls, very beautiful, very difficult to climb
Vidae Falls up close
Phantom Ship, Crater Lake National Park
A boat goes by Phantom Ship. I wish I had been on that boat!
Cinder Cones at Crater Lake National Park. Created when the volcano erupted long ago. Very ashy and dusty and painful to the eyes
A good shot of Crater Lake in general
My sisters at the beach. If you look carefully in the water, you will see a crazy person swimming/holding a body board in the cold water with no wetsuit – that would be me
A picture of us prior to my getting mild hypothermia 🙂 I should have rented a wetsuit, but I hate them.
They aren’t the best sports at trying new things, but that’s true of most kids. They made a nice sand castle oasis though!
A view of the Marine Mammal Viewing area just south of Coos Bay/Charleston
The temperate rainforest, just before Shore Acres
What kind of fairy lives here, I wonder?
I just like this picture
The Oregon coast is very photogenic and picturesque. Hard to take a picture that isn’t majestic.
This mushroom looks like a taco!!!!!!
“Pride Rock” on that uplift over there. A very small beach.
The sand on this beach was very coarse
Some more interesting geology. Some of the sandstone eroded faster than other bits in the same area.
Beware of giant slugs
Honeysuckle in Shore Acres
More Shore Acres Flowers
Shore Acres had some really beautiful roses
Just north of Bandon, Oreogn
Flying a cheap kite is harder than flying a good one, which is harder than it should be.
My shadow, about to be consumed by waves. It took us FOREVER to find a good sandy, sunny beach this trip.
My friend the archaeologist/anthropologist built an impressive step-pyramid. I helped by photodocumenting it.
Coquille Beach in Bandon was my favorite
Black Oystercatchers! Presumably out catching oysters
A sea star. It was good to see them alive and not fatalities of the sea star wasting syndrome
Green anemones. Or, as my friend the archaeologist calls them, ‘loose assholes’
a majestic piece of kelp
A California Condor at the Oregon Zoo in Portland
Lily the year-old (2?) elephant calf at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, having a blast.
Caracal at the Oregon Zoo
I love flamingos. Oregon Zoo!
Friendly little Lorikeet saying “bye bye!”