Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Wallowa Lake Trip
Every summer my Brother-In-Law's in-laws spend a week at Wallowa Lake. This year we were able to go with them. Wallowa Lake is such a beautiful area of Oregon, it was a delightful trip and it was great to spend time with family and friends. I apologize in advance, I didn't do a great job of taking pictures of everything we did, and a I borrowed a few pictures from websites. This post only covers the first couple of days of our trip.
This is the cabin where we stayed. Since there is a large group of us, everyone sets up and camps in the yard, and only a couple of people stay in the cabin. It is a very cute cabin. I think one of my favorite parts of the vacation was waking up in the morning and drinking coffee and talking with everyone in the tiny kitchen.
This shows a little bit of the view behind the cabin. There is also a music camp near by, so at any given time during the day you can hear a dozen instruments playing scales. It's kind of funny to hear how the musicians progress over the week.
This adorable little restaurant makes delicious donuts. Our group ordered 2 dozen donuts (there were a lot of us!) for our Sunday morning breakfast at "Cowboy Church". I'm kicking myself for not taking more pictures as I explain this post! We were there at the tail end of the "Chief Joseph Days" and there is always a little church service at the Rodeo on Sunday morning at the end of the event. One of the main points of the sermon I remember was that if you are following God's Path, God will provide the things you need, so we should not worry. So true!
After cowboy church we all hung out in the little town of Joseph for a while. My husband and I stopped in this little place for some coffee. When we got there, the line was out the door and we could tell that it was a local favorite. We overheard a conversation between a guy sitting down and a couple in line who knew each other. The guy said "Yeah, I thought I head down to live the city life for a few days"...referring to Joseph as the "city", haha, crazy to think he must live way out in the wilderness most of the time!
We sat outside on the deck to enjoy our coffee.
This was the view from our seats. My camera just doesn't do the views justice!
The next morning we went on short hike on the "Chief Joseph Trail", starting just a ways up the hill from our cabin.
Here's the part of our group that went on the hike (minus one dog that didn't make it in the picture hehe).
This was the view behind us in this picture. That's part of Wallowa Lake from way above!
The end of the hike led us to a Waterfall. We then hiked down a different way that led us back right back to the road behind our cabin. I love hiking, I wish we could have done more while we were there! I have more pictures and I will have to do another post with the rest of our trip.
Also, Sorry I've been spotty at posting lately! I've been trying as hard as I can to soak up every ounce of summer that is left! I have to go back to work in less than 2 weeks and football has already started up for my husband, so our summer is starting to go away! It makes me sad :( I know there's lot's to look forward to in the year to come, but I just love the gorgeous weather during the summer and getting to be outside all the time!