Monday, July 13, 2009

Delaney in Oregon: Silver Creek Falls

One great thing about Oregon is that the temperature rarely gets above 90 degrees. I think the average is about 10 days over 90 a year. 90 degrees in Riverside is just a normal summer day, so we were really looking forward to escaping the heat. Well, the heat decided to follow us north, and we somehow timed our visit during Oregon's first heat wave of the summer. Hooray for us. So, on one of those over 90 degrees days, my parents and Steve and Delaney and I traveled to Silver Falls, our favorite state park ever. We did our best to hide from the sun, took a little hike, and walked behind a waterfall. I have a zillion fond memories of this campground, and it was a lot of fun for me to introduce my little offspring to one of my favorite childhood spots.

Family photo opt at the beginning of the hike. Good thing I wore my hiking shoes.

Here we are at the top of the falls. I like this baby. Perhaps I will keep her.

The five of us behind the waterfall. When's the last time you walked behind a waterfall?

Steve and Delaney at the lodge after our hike. We celebrated our accomplishment with choco tacos and ice cream sandwiches.

I think this baby looks pretty happy, don't you? If the teaching thing doesn't work out for Steve and I, it's good to know that we could always fall back on Delaney's income from being a baby model.


kobbs said...

I would like to hike there.
The last time I walked behind a waterfall was June 27th, 2009.

christinaandbrian said...

thanks for making time for christina on your trip! it was GREAT to see you guys and i love all the pics!

Matthew said...

yeah.....i want to go to there