Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Food, Friends & the Great Outdoors

We went on our first camping trip of the year and it was a great weekend. It rained all the way down to Fishermen's Bend (just east of Salem, Oregon). But, by dinnertime the rain had decided to quit and the weather for the rest of the trip was glorious. We decided to take secondary roads for part of the trip instead of boring ol' I-5. The scenery going through the Willamette Valley was well worth it. Rolling hills, vineyards, Christmas tree farms and quaint little towns. So much better than the interstate.

Fishermen's Bend campground is beautiful as you can see by the pictures here. Lots of moss and ferns all next to the scenic Santiam River.

There were all the usual Wet Westie goings on, music, old friends and new friends, campfires and, of course, the traditional Saturday nite potluck.

On Saturday Janet & Shelly kidnapped me and we went to a couple quilt shops. They are in the middle of a week long quilt shop tour of Oregon. I think they are going to fill up the car long before the week ends Saturday was just the second day of their journey and the trunk was already full!

1 comment:

*karendianne. said...

Liz, I love the idea of a camping trip and kidnappings, too. I'm not seeing the spotted one? Did he have to stay home?