Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Summer Home Some R Not

I can't believe how quickly summer is passing by. We are finished w/ the fair - the fate of the five lambs?....3 lambs made it to the Junior Livestock Auction, 1 to the local food bank, and 1 will end up in our freezer....lamb curry, here we come!
Our family's vacation was to take place right after the fair, flexibility reigned. The fires burning in California kept us from plan A, so, we did some day trips for the first part of the week.....

Here is our wonderful find (well, Sarah's wonderful find!), a place called Silver Star Mountain...

....turns out it is 16 miles due east of us, and takes an HOUR to get to by car....and FS roads -not certain if that is Fire Service Roads or Forest Service Roads - but I am certain that the word "road' is used quite loosely. It was BEAUTIFUL! We could see four different mountainson the hike; Mt. Hood, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St,. Helens, and Mt. Adams! I must refer you to my daughter's blog to see more lovely pictures! (She also has pictures of our beach day). It's so nice to live in a place from which the mountains and the ocean are both w/in a couple hours drive! Hooray for the Northwest USA! God has made some GLORIOUS scenery to be appreciated in these here parts!

I hope you see His glory in your day!


  1. Wow! What an incredible picture! Makes me a bit nervous just seeing it, truth be told. I don't think I'd make much of a mountain climber... ;) But I'm happy for y'all that you got to enjoy the majesty of God's creation in that way!! :)

  2. It's beautiful! But I'm with Davene, I'm from flat Florida and mountains make me very nervous. Like I would have probably had all the kids tied together with a rope! :) You have a beautiful family!

  3. We've got a hike planned for the same peak in just a few weeks! Can't wait to see that amazing view!

  4. I love all the variety and beauty of the NW too. Beautiful picture.

  5. Great that you are all enjoying the summer. Sounds to me like your part of the US is very like Scotland (I'm sure we've agreed this before!) We, too, are never far from either beach or mountain. Although your mountains are probably bigger!

  6. beautiful...the scenery and your family all together...giving glory to God...nothing is better! God bless~