Last Saturday we went with a couple of Avorys friends to Oregon for the day. We ventured to Smith Rock State Park, Crater Lake National Park, and Toketee Falls. We had left for Oregon at around 2 AM on Saturday and didn’t get home until around the same time on Sunday morning. We were all dead tired, but it was so worth it.
Smith Rock is in the middle of practically nowhere. We were driving thinking we couldn’t be anywhere near despite was the GPS was saying and then all of a sudden it just popped up. Think tiny grand canyon surrounded by a super small, flat town.
It has a little river running through the middle that has hiking trails running up, down and across it. We got there just in time for sunrise too, it was beautiful.
Crater Lake was my personal fav.
The lake was amazing. It’s known for being the deepest lake in the country, you’re not able to swim or boat in it. But I think that’s the best part about it because it’s so preserved and untouched. It’s said to be some of the purest waters in the world because of the absence of pollutants, which is why the water is so clear and blue!
It’s one of those places that you have to see in person to get the real effect, because it was perfect.
My view of Toketee Falls was only from the viewing point, which was still amazing. The others went down to the very bottom, which was really steep so I figured mmmm better not. haha!
The hike wasn’t too bad, it was mostly big wood steps. We were all starving at this point too so we were glad it was pretty short, maybe only a half mile, haha
The water was sooo blue is was amazing to see.
We slept in on Sunday (thank God).
I ended up cooking Avory some heart shaped eggs and bacon for breakfast. The eggs were cute but I ended up burning them a bit lol!
We tried going to the movies and it was so busy that we had to drive around to a couple movie theaters before we could actually find one that wasn’t sold out! And of course my sweet husband wanted to see Deadpool… So we also had to stand in line for about 45 minutes. Which was okay, it was a really funny (don’t take your children) movie!
Since Monday was Presidents Day we actually both had the day off. We lounged around the house for awhile, watched a movie and did some laundry (joy). I actually even persuaded Avory to take me to Target, surprisingly, since he hates taking me there. haha, BUT of course going to Target never just stops there. It turned into going to the mall, REI, getting food, etc. Lol! The one upside is that I found my wedding shoes! They’re so cute, and so sparkly (aka to die for 😉 ). I’m so excited to wear them!
All in all, the weekend was pretty good. I’m really glad that we got to go Oregon, it felt good to get away even if it was only for a day.
What did you guys do for the 3 day weekend?