Sunday, November 7, 2010

the perfect fall outing

Yesterday the mister and I went out for a fall drive for my birthday outing. I've been on this drive a number of times, but it never gets old. The fall is the best time to go.

We took the Old Columbia Highway from Troutdale to Multnomah Falls. The drive is winding and beautiful.

old columbia highway

The Lodge at Multnomah Falls is always such a pretty sight.


Inside it's so cozy with a high windows with a view of the trees and the falls. The food is great, too. I had tomato bisque soup with the trout dinner. Delish.

inside lodge

multnomah falls

The falls are of course beautiful and the colors all over were so beautiful and saturated. In the shallow waters of the stream near the parking lot we got to see salmon spawning. Right there in front of us, they were jumping around and making quite a spectacle in the shallow waters. It was really neat to see.

view from parking lot

By the time we left it was almost dark and it was raining, but the falls still looked so beautiful I couldn't stop taking pictures.

It was a lovely day and capped off three days of birthday fun. If you want to see some vintage postcards of Multnomah Falls take a visit to my other blog The Cedar Chest.


Chelsea said...

Sounds like a perfect way to spend your birthday! Beautiful photos!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful post, great ))

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