Saturday, January 31, 2009

Making Memories: A Saturday Drive In Oregon




My plan today was to get something done around the house but I was letting my day get away from me as usual and I was getting nothing done. My sister called me out of the blue and insisted that I go for a drive with her to take photos and enjoy the beautiful sunny day. I'm so glad she did! We would take our cameras and go see what we could see!

Along the way we pondered why people don't take "Sunday Drives" like they used to. I think most families did it in the 1950's and 1960's. It's such a fun thing to do with friends or family along for the ride. I get cabin fever this time of year so today was a welcome reprieve from the long winter!








We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful area. Linn County, Oregon. There are lakes, rivers, creeks, streams and a reservoir within minutes in almost any direction. We live in the Willamette Valley with it's rich farm land and we have the Cascade Mountain Range too! It's not far to the beach, mountains or high desert. It truly is a beautiful place to live.

We made the loop from Lebanon to Brownsville, through Holley to Sweet Home and back to Lebanon. We stopped every so often to take a few photos. We only spent a few hours on the road but it was fun and relaxing!

These are some of the many photos I took along the way....







7 comments:

Chrisy said...

This looks like such fun...and taking great photos as well...love the green barn, and the rapids, and the colored glass...hope you get to do this more often...

Artisan Clay said...

Looks like so much Fun!!!
I am very jealous!

Angela said...

These pictures are so beautiful! It sounds like you had the perfect day!!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

We still go on Sunday drives, you betcha! We're up in Portland but venture far out of Multnomah County for our scenic shooting adventures! Your photos are wonderful, neighbor, thanks for sharing. Leave me a comment on my blog if you have a flickr stream I will count you as a contact post haste! :0)

Judy said...

Kitty, your story reminds me of when I was growing up. You just inspired to write about my Sunday drives on my blog.
Judy

Hyla said...

BEautiful picture!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love Oregon! It may well be my favorite state. (I live in Ohio.) I have spent several vacations exploring the state.
Spending time capturing nature's beauty with my camera is favorite activity of mine.
Thanks for sharing your fun day!