Sunday, June 29, 2014

Matt's birthday celebration.

After watching the Music Man, Matt met the MAunts at Pizza Caboose for his birthday dinner.  Then we came back to mom's for his birthday dessert.

Preparing for the big blow.

Happy Birthday to Matt!

I can't remember if this was an intentional arty photo, or an accidental shot.  

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Peter Skene Ogden State Scenic Viewpoint.

We've been to this viewpoint before, on our Wallowa Lake/La Pine vacation.  I thought I had pictures on the blog, but it seems not the case.  Anyway, this is the same Crooked River that flows by Smith Rock, but here crooked river is at the bottom of a very deep crevasse.  

I'll zoom out a bit, so you can see the distance.

Or you can look at Matt to get an idea, who doesn't like railings that don't reach his midsection.

Smith Rock! (And the powers of my camera's zoom function.)

We didn't know, when we headed to Smith Rock, that we would get to hang out with a Golden Eagle.

Here's Smith Rock.  Can you see any climbers?

Here's the Crooked River.

Smith Rock and the Crooked River.

And here's where I learn how fun my zoom function can be.  This is a hiker who has climbed onto a little niche in the rock.

Here is his coming down.

And down.

And here's how far away I really was.

Matt gets to pet a snake.

Not only did we meet the snake, we learned how this snake is different from a rattler.

Heading over the bridge.

And along the River Trail.




Here's a dude with a Timbers dude on his climbing pack.

More fun with zoom.  Climber on rock:

Same climber.

Still that guy.

Here's where I was.  Can you still see the climber?

Matt hides.

Desert lovely.

More climbing.

I'm willing to bet the above dude is somewhere in this picture, but I can't see him.

Desert grass.

Trees and rocks.  And a climber plotting his course.

This one took my breath away.

Can you still see them?

How about now?

And this is where I was on the ground.

A good lookin' couple.

More rock.

Timer photo.

The sky was also beautiful.

Peeking through a gap.

Matt saves the day.

Linda and Matt.

Rock patterns rock.

Here's a woman climber!

Zooming out.

And more.

Can you still see her?

How about now?

More rocks.

Matt made sure I caught this climber in action

Zooming away.
Can you still see her?

Tree and rock.  And somewhere there is that climber.

Last zoom. I promise.

As you might guess, this was a mini rock, across the river.  Can you still see him, though?

How about now?

I loved our visit to Smith Rock and I would like to return someday.