Today one of my friends and I went exploring on Sauvie Island but there are no good jokes on the island.
From there we went to Cooper mountain in Beaverton, it was a great hike. It was a lot of fun and was a challenge. Over the course of the day I walked and hiked a combination that equaled 4 miles. We actually saw a hawk sitting in a tree while on our hike.
Today was amazing, and I needed the hike, and additional adventure.
Today, a friend and I went to the beach, making this my 5th trip to the coast in about 3 months.
Today’s trip included Tillamook, Rockaway and Cannon Beach. In Tillamook we stopped for lunch before going to the cheese factory, where I bought some cheese for my parents and bought some pumpkin butter for myself, since that is what I went there to get anyway.
Our second stop in today’s awesome adventure was in Rockaway Beach, where we actually went down on the beach, and walked along the beach for a little ways. We also took pictures and I went in the ocean and got my feet wet. As you can see, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger had to take in the amazing view for themselves.
Our last stop of the day was in Cannon Beach, where I went yarn shopping, and then went to dinner at Mo’s before heading back to Portland. We had a hard time saying good the beach, as my friend and I both love the coast.
A lot of my adventures of late have been pretty much either going to the beach or going hiking in Oregon, because I love the scenery, I am here, and it is all within a couple hours driving from where I live.
I am working on making a couple bigger adventures happen in the next year, and you will have to stay tuned for those as they get closer.
I am not much of a fan of going downtown, especially driving it unless I have to. Thursday was the exception. One of my friends had invited me to go see the Phantom of the Opera with her at the Keller Auditorium, and I had been wanting to see the stage show live for years. So, i put the fact that I don’t really like going downtown aside and went. I had an amazing time going to dinner, and then going to see Phantom. All to often, in a city this size I just stick to my normal little rabbit trails and don’t get off them much. Lately I have been trying to change that and get out and go new places that I don’t normally go.
Yesterday I felt like I was all over town, even though I never left SE Portland. The size of SE Portland is larger than the three main towns in the area where I went to College, as well as the area between the county seat and the two towns I actually lived in.
I have lived in the city most of my life, but it hasn’t been until the last couple of years that I have really broadened my horizons and gone out and explored on my own. Having spent a week in New York really is how the adventure bug bit, and it has only grown from there.
This is the list of bigger hikes that I need to be in better shape to accomplish. They are in no particular order of importance.
•hike to the top of Diamond Head
•hike in Waimea Valley, Oahu
•Keaiwa Heiau State Park, Oahu
•Trees of Mystery Hike (Redwood Forest)
•Torrey Pines State Park, San Diego CA
•Los Penasquitos Canyon Trail, San Diego CA
•Iron Mountain Trail, San Diego CA
•Mission Trails Regional Park: Oak Canyon Trail, San Diego CA
•Delicate Arch Trail, Moab UT
•Devils Garden Primitive Loop, Moab UT
•Wildcat Trail – Monument Valley
•South Kaibab Trail, The Grand Canyon
•Grand View Trail, The Grand Canyon
•Bright Angel Trail, The Grand Canyon
I am working on a couple of lists of hikes I want to go on, one is for the next year, the other is for the next 2.5 years (to be completed before I turn 30). This blog Post will be about the hikes I want to go on in the next year.
•hike to the top of Multnomah Falls in 30 minutes or less
•hike the 7 mile loop at Dog Mountain
•hike at Smith Rock
•Hike all seven miles (both the Canyon Trail and the ridge trail) of Silver Falls
•hike wakena falls
•Take a Hike on Mount Saint Helens, WA
This weekend has been packed, and busy. Friday I ran errands, before heading out of town to watch my niece and one of my nephews (they are my friends kids, but my friend is a big sister to me, so I consider her kids to be my nephews and niece) for the afternoon and evening while they went to the Collingsworth Family Concert. My friends are adoptive and foster parents so they hadn’t had a date night or really any evening out without the kids in a long while. It worked out for them and me, they got to go out for an evening, their oldest got an evening with one on one time with grandpa, and the younger two spent the afternoon and evening with their auntie Erica. It was just as well I spent the night as they got back sometime around 1 in the morning. I had gone to bed around 11, which was about 2.5 hours after I had put the kids down. I checked in them (the kids) before going to bed myself. Being responsible for children is a lot of work, but having good kids, who like you, makes it easier.
Saturday morning I got up, got caught up on watching vlogs, showered, had breakfast, hung out a bit then went to the beach before coming back to the city.the beach is one of my favorite places to hang out, and visit. Beings that I was spent the night somewhere that is just over an hour from the beach, I had to go before I came back to the city.
Beings that I knew in the back of my mind that I wanted to go to the beach on Saturday after I babysat, so I packed Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. They have been to the beach a lot.