Monday, February 18, 2008

The Great Northwest Photo Safari - Part III

For the third, and final, installment of the Great Northwest Photo Safari, we find ourselves driving in Oregon. We left from Portland (which is a very cool little city) and took the winding trail west through the mountains in search of the coast.
We made several stops along the way to shoot along side the road. You just don't see this kind of thing while driving down the road in Chicago.

We had fun being goofy in the middle of the road in between cars whizzing past us. Here is Chad doing his best Van Halen jump move.

We finally made it to the coast and were greeted by a very eery warning...but that didn't deter us from checking out the sights.

Cape Meares, Oregon has some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. Can you find the house on the rock?

The walking man (Chad) on Cannon Beach. It was raining and frigid, but still breathtaking. The beach was vast and the sand was flat. This is a little granola tourist town with lots of little shops and B&B's. It also happens to be where one of my favorite movies was filmed: "Goonies."

Lots of eclectic artisan shops were scattered along the main drag through town. We stumbled upon this glass blower storefront that had the most amazing display and we could watch the artists as they worked.

This shop was our favorite and we enjoyed talking to the surfer working behing the counter. Learning to surf is on my list of things to do before I die, so when I get a chance to come back here, I am taking surfing lessons (preferably during a warmer month).

Hang ten.

That is the nutshell version of our trip. We had lots of laughs and plenty of time to bond since we spent so much time in the car together. Oh, and the workshops were great too ;) Chad and I did some modeling for the classes so there should be some good shots from Michael and Paul. I will post some as soon as I get the images from them.
The worst part of the trip was how badly I missed my sweet, baby girl, Brynnie. She was an angel for her grandmas, thank goodness, but I could not wait to get home to see her. She gave us the best greeting and the biggest smile when she saw us walk in. She opened her arms and walked towards us really slow. She wouldn't let me put her down. It melted my heart and I even got a little choked up.

1 comment:

  1. Can I maybe get a copy of the print of the abandon boat in b&w? I like! CW