Guess that old saying is true. "If you don't use it, you lose it". Could be said of many things I guess. Anyhoo...
|This campground is appropriately called Lava Campground. We just visited, did not stay here.|
|Of all the places we stayed, this was my absolute favorite! Gorgeous campground, rivers, trails...heaven. I could have stayed here for a week and been happy.|
|1 of 2 creeks that rushed into this main river|
|My girls loved this river too, shallow and not too fast.|
|What are ya gonna do?|
|Earlier in the spring/summer, this is a big river, has a boat ramp for fishing.|
Well, the hubs has finished the granite that will go under our pellet stove in the living room. I haven't even seen the stone yet. Picked it out from pictures. Should I be worried? Nah!! Justin is visiting for a while and is helping his dad install everything as I type. So, hopefully it will be a done deal when I get home. I'm most anxious to have the pellet stove again...love it for those evenings when it's not terribly cold, but you just want to take the chill off the house by pushing a button. Yes, I'm lazy - no guilt here.
I will just need to rearrange the furniture, yet again. *sigh* I'm not sure why, or how I've created such an issue with the furnishings arrangement, but I have. Probably all those extra pieces of stuff I purchased last spring...what was I thinking??? And the hubs is no help in this department. At all. The coward runs in the other direction when I ask for his opinion. Men!
So...guess I know of at least one project that will occupy some of my time this weekend. Seriously, there is never a shortage of projects to take up my time. When do I get to stay in my pj's and lounge around on the couch watching movies and eating popcorn?? I deserve that, right!?
|Crane Prairie Lake|
|View from our camp site - we had dinner guests|
|There were 7 deer, a couple of families|
|The 2nd rushing creek that flows into the river. Was so beautiful, pictures don't do it justice.|
|Just above the rushing water|
|I had so much fun exploring!!|
|On our hike, we found this bridge, but it was a bit slimey and I'm a chicken.|
|Little Lava Lake|
|The next lake down was Lava Lake. Much bigger than Little Lava, and this one has a hiking trail around the entire|
perimeter. The dogs and I made it about 1/3 of the way...just beautiful.
|Mt. Bachelor in the distance|
|Coming back into civilization. The valley with Bend in the distance.|
|See where the pellet stove goes? *sigh* Any ideas on furniture arrangement would be welcomed!|
I've thrown in some random pictures for your viewing pleasure (or not). Some (finally) from our remodel and some from our vacation. Yes, more vacation photos...I told you I took a lot!!
I took a lot of before remodel pics too, but not sure where I've stashed them. But soon my pretties, very soon I will be posting before and after shots in the same post. I don't do anything fast anymore!
Hope you all enjoy a grand weekend, and I hope you're enjoying this change of the seasons as much as I am.