Tuesday, September 4, 2007

lazy Labor Day weekend

Scott and I accomplished absolutely nothing during our holiday weekend (other than building our imaginary cities in SimCity 4). I honestly have no idea what we did on Saturday (blackout?).

On Sunday, we drove up to Trillium Lake near Mt. Hood. We thought about finding Lost Lake, but it seemed too lost to us (hahahaha!). Instead, we went back to something familiar, Trillium Lake.

Path around Trillium Lake, originally uploaded by sweber4507.

Trillium Lake at Mt. Hood, originally uploaded by sweber4507.

What Scott's photos don't show are the numerous beer drinking, yelling, sleeveless and shirtless folks that crowded the lake. By the end of the two-mile loop, I was ready to leave. I even got the car in a not-too-subtle-hint to Scott that it was time to leave and no, I would not wait two hours for sunset.

After a brief stop at Timberline Lodge, we decided to drive back via the Columbia River Gorge. As we saw the sun setting, I raced through the touristy parts of the old, scenic highway trying to get to Vista House. I thought we were too late, but when we arrived there were groups of sightseers and photographers waiting for the show to begin.

Admittedly, I'm a little dense when it comes to noticing natural beauty -- especially since the view from Vista House is so familiar. However, when the non-English conversations from the young (Russian?) wedding group turned to oooohs, aaaaws and stunned silence, I knew the sunset was peaking. The river reflected the sky's red. It was amazing.

Columbia River at Sunset, originally uploaded by sweber4507.

Again on Labor Day, we didn't accomplish much. We drove to Frys and then saw Stardust with ma in The Couv. We planned to once again chase the sunset after the movie. We first stopped at the St. Johns Bridge:

St. Johns Bridge at sunset, originally uploaded by sweber4507.

We then found SW Hall Terrace(?) in the West Hills and waited for the sunset:

Downtown Portland at Sunset, originally uploaded by sweber4507.

1 comment:

grace said...

WHOA!! That sunset...is....UH. MAY. ZING.

thanks for sharing...sounds like a perfect long weekend to me...even the sim-building part!