Tuesday, October 8, 2013

We Made It

Did you start to think we got lost on our way to
Portland, OR

We have been here a week already.
Where the heck did the time go.


I put a lots of textures on this photo. I was just playing and didn't keep track of which ones. 

We have been busy, busy since we got here
mostly just spending time with family.



We are staying in a little town called Troutdale,
It's about a 20 min. drive from Portland, and the Park that we're
staying at sits right on the Sandy River.  It's a beautiful place to take walks
and ride our bikes.  And I feel so bad because I have taken almost no
photos.  Just enjoying Life my friends. 




We have had rain off and on since we arrived.
And I am really enjoying it.  We are still able to get out and about most days. 
And what a perfect time of year to be here, All the trees are changing colors. 



I did manage to barely catch a photo of a truck load of pumpkins
crossing the bridge right by where we are parked. 
I was hoping one of them would fall off.
No such luck.


My SIL races bike and we spent the afternoon out at a Dariy farm
where he was racing. It was a perfect day to watch a race. 
A little bit smelly though...   It is a Dairy farm..


I do hope it won't be a whole week before I post again.
But I'm not making any promises.. 

Hope everyone is doing well.

Hugs~


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48 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely photos, especially all those pumpkins! Have fun with your loved ones! Hugs, Valerie

S. Etole said...

Those red leaves are stunning. What a beautiful area to be in.

TexWisGirl said...

these photos are full of beauty. glad you're out living in it. :)

Terry said...

Love the photos, but love it even more that you are so busy enjoying life, that you did not take more! OK, enjoy life but make it photo heavy! Hugs, GF!

Crafting Queen said...

Sounds like you are having a great time. Have fun.

Netty said...

It all sounds so good Linda and loving your photo's, especially the first one it would make a wonderful canvas to hang on anyone's wall, Annette x

Jacqueline said...

Those red/pink leaves are gorgeous - so are your photos!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Gorgeous - I must pin one to my fall board! I would love for you to share with us in the Texture Twist at lifenreflection.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've been thinking about you these past few days, wondering if you got caught in the terrible winter weather. I'm glad you are there and enjoying time with family and some nice relaxing, rainy days! Love that truck with the pumpkins!

BEAR's Mom said...

Hey sweet lady...
love your photos!
that grandbaby is growing so big!
BEAR hugs...victoria!

Carol Blackburn said...

What a lovely family you have. Great catch of the truckload of pumpkins, too.

It's me said...

Always good to suround with familly darling autumn love from me x !!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

WHAT!! taking no photos since you got there...well I wonder why? but hey, these shots look pretty good to me...have fun with the family!

Pride In Photos said...

Oh I love the pumpkin delivery truck...so adorable you able to catch this moment. Your family with their matching shirts...what a great capture.

amanda | wildly simple said...

Enjoying life is what you should be doing!
I'm in love with the pumpkin truck photo - how wonderful that it happened by chance! I don't think it could have been planned better.

Lisa Gordon said...

OMGoodness, Little Myles is not so little anymore. How quickly time passes!

I was wondering where you were, and am so glad to hear that you are enjoying time with your family.

Have a wonderful week ahead, my friend! xo.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwwwwwww there's the precious one!! I have been waiting for him!!!!!!

Charlene said...

I went across that bridge in July! Great pictures and lovely family!!! Hugs!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Awesome pics. Love your gloves. It's starting to cool down here -- it was 49 last night but is warming back up to the 80s during the day, but there is a change in the air with less humidity.

Deanna said...

Oh isn't it wonderful to be able to enjoy Fall in a place that actually has a Fall...and with your cutie grandson even better. Wonderful fall shots and the one of the family is a winner!! Enjoy your stay!! Hugs!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super pretty photo Linda, I Adore that red leaves so very much, and nice picture of the happy family!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous fall photo's Linda, love that boy as well! I am sure you won't want to leave him any time soon! Have a happy Wednesday!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Gorgeous photos, especially the pumpkin truck - amongst the green bridge - brilliant. Sounds like you are fully enjoying life right now.

Becca said...

Hi Linda! I knew you've been having a wonderful time! Love your photos here and how cool to get a shot of that truck with the pumpkins, and even better with the patina bridge!

The Crafty Laydee said...

What a fabulously colourful post-love those Fall colours all around you :)
The photograph of the Pumpkin's splash of colour against the old bridge is stunning-(sorry one didn't roll away for you!)
Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful photos Linda! Thanks for sharing! Be safe!

yyam said...

Sounds like a great way to watch the changing of seasons. Your photos are gorgeous! Cheers to more adventures my friend! And maybe a pumpkin or 2?lol

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the maple leaves -- wow!

Lynnda said...

Sounds like a great time you had Linda!.... Lovely photos!... Is that Myles? Cute... hugs...x

Ros Crawford said...

Lovely photos ... look at that truck of pumpkins!! And your family are looking so happy ... That little boy is growing up fast! Sending hugs your way!

Breathtaking said...

It's all good news Linda!:) Family comes first, but you have taken some lovely photos.
Take care!:)

Audrey Pettit said...

Awww, no worries, Linda! I'm so thrilled for you that you are busy visiting with your family. It doesn't get any better than that! And love the photos you shared. That one of the pumpkin load totally warms my heart for some reason. I am such a fan of the fall, I guess. :)Enjoy every single minute, my friend!

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

Yay for Portland! It is a beautiful time there, though a little rainy. You've got some amazing photos. Enjoy your time in this beautiful part of the country.

Rosie Grey said...

How wonderful, Linda! I love your photos, too! Enjoy your stay and have a great time :-)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

It's always such a joy to see your photos. I love the one with the pumpkins on the truck! You always manage to get the lighting just right in your photos - I'm so jealous! ;)

Barb said...

A fabulous time of the year to visit Portland! That truck was taking more than its share of the road - but it sure made a great photo! Have fun with family! What a good-looking group of bikers!

Tricia said...

Beautiful photos! I love those vibrant maple leaves. It sounds like you're enjoying your stay :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Gorgeous photos, full of joy. Thanks for sharing.

Catherine said...

Those leaves are so pretty Linda! What a beautiful place you are staying. And look at your little family. Oh that grandbaby is growing - what a cutie!
xo Catherine

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful photos!

Lori said...

So glad you made it! Wonderful pics - darling one of your family!

Davi said...

Glad to hear you are enjoying all that family time my friend!! What a treat to spend time with them AND enjoy such beauty too :) As always your pics are amazing, I love love the bridge one with the pumpkin truck, such cool dimension :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the photo at the bike race and I am so GLAD you got the shot of the pumpkin truck! I have never seen that before! Have FUN and take lots of photos!

Reena Walkling said...

Oregon is such a beautiful state. Awesome images! Have fun!

Ida said...

So happy you made it to OR. Such a beautiful place. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time with your family. - The shot of the pumpkins on the truck was fun. Such pretty foliage too. - I do hope you take in some of the scenic sights around the area.

Tracy said...

That little man is so handsome. :-) So glad you made it safe and sound and that you're enjoying the camp site you've chosen. Those leaves are so beautiful. Spring has all those burst of colors with the flowers, but fall doesn't put on a shabby show itself now does it. :-)

Jinny Newlin said...

So glad you're enjoying your time in Oregon, Linda! I visited there when I was about nine years old, and I remember it so well. It was beautiful! Someday, I really would love to take my kiddos.