Step away from the knitting…

Just for a little while! It’s been a string of warm sunny days in the Pacific Northwet. DH and I decided to get out for a bit on Sunday. Multnomah Falls was our original destination, but it was packed for the holiday weekend and we had to do a quick destination revision. I remembered we had once hiked at Wahclella Falls, and the smartphone google machine pointed us in the right direction.

a stairs

Come on, you know you want to! The hike is an easy mile in and mile out. We last did this with young kids, and it felt like many more miles back then.

a tanner creek

a bridge

The trail goes alongside Tanner Creek, and has lovely shady spots to hang out. But the mosquitoes know you’re there. We didn’t linger at this spot. It’s not much further to the falls.

a wahclella

It was cool and perfect on a hot day. And we enjoyed the hike out as well.

a overhang

a trees
hanging over the ravine

When we got home, I looked for the pictures from our last trip here. Apparently it was 16 years ago.

a 1995

That tow-headed toddler? He’s a college freshman. The other kiddo? College grad, working dude. And DH on the left? Still DH, 29 years next week. Happy anniversary!

a pb

What did you do with the end of summer weekend?

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15 responses to “Step away from the knitting…

  1. Gorgeous photos! I sat on my bum, watched tennis, and knitted. Not glamorous but it worked for me.

  2. Went to Oktoberfest, played with my horse and made in roads on my house cleaning but I just kept taking a long breaks to knit so it was more like knitting with breaks for house work!

  3. Beautiful fall and hiking spot. Handsome family. I dibbled and dabbled here and there, more dyeing, knit then unknit, cleaned house, stressed over the overrun plate of knitting self-imposed deadlines, getting the girls ready for school again even as part-timers! Luckily, I will be off the valley on Friday then to the coast mid-next week, for 5 days.

  4. Thanks for taking us along! I LOVE waterfalls, but there aren’t many around here.

    I ended summer with a lovely bike trip with half-a-dozen friends, followed by a potluck lunch. We had so much fun, we’re going to do it through the fall (at least that’s the plan!).

  5. Great pictures! Our only experience with a waterfall this weekend was the rush of rain off our roof with tropical storm Lee. (We only got 6″, which our cypress tree truly enjoyed.)

  6. Beautiful pictures — well, you KNOW what we did. We went to the U.C.F. game. LOL

    Guess I need to get those pictures up on the blog. :-)

  7. Gorgeous pictures old and new. Congrats to you both on your 29 years too!

  8. Beautiful!

  9. What cool and refreshing pictures!! It’s been too hot to knit and too hot to photograph knitting…hopefully we’ll have a break after this weekend and I can return to knit blogging!! :)

    The picture from 16 years ago is precious!!

    Happy almost weekend!! :)

  10. Your photos are beautiful — oh, I miss Oregon! (I lived in Salem for a few years) And happy anniversary to you next week!

  11. What a beautiful hike! We never went there but seeing the pictures has brought back good memories of dating and the early years of marriage when Ed and I spent a great deal of time in the Gorge. Lower Oneonta Falls was one of our favorite creek hikes.

  12. What a fun hike! And I love how you dug up that old picture. So awesome to see it 16 years later! :)

    And Happy Anniversary to you and your DH. My anniversary is tomorrow so very close to yours. Though we’re only on year 3. ;)

  13. Oh wow, congratulations on your anniversary next week! The hike looked stunning.

  14. Happy Anniversary! Hope you’ve something planned for the occasion. We’re nearly at 9 and appreciate those who persevere. Especially for you, western music gal, knitter, cook, pianist, guitarist and Day Old Pastry. Congratulations! D

  15. hey, I missed it this weekend but Park Silly Market was supposed to have “knitting graffiti” throughout last Sunday. I’ll check it out for you, Park City is kind of a cool place to live.