Sunday, August 17, 2008

Weekly Winners Sunday 8/17/08


Weekly Winners, hosted by Lotus.

Click pics for better looking larger images or take a peek at the entire album and/or watch as a slideshow at this link.

I am still on vacation while my nephew is visiting, so I will be visiting and commenting, but it will just take me a few more days. These pictures show some of the fun we have been having since the last batch a few days ago, and to be completely honest, there were many more shots that I loved, but 100 would have been a bit excessive, even for me.

Oregon's Columbia River Gorge
Bridge at Latourell Falls



Oregon's Columbia River Gorge
Outside Multnomah Falls Giftshop
(see the kids eating ice cream?)


Portland, Oregon
Japanese Garden





Newport, Oregon
Portland's 104F/40C temps without an air conditioned home or car was brutal.
Hitting Newport on the coast with fog and 60F/15C temperature was very welcome and very refreshing.

Newport, Oregon
Yaquina Bay Bridge


Newport, Oregon
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
Yes, it really was that foggy, and yes, I really did climb that far to the top and then kind of freaked out coming down the stairs that are grated so that you can see below you.






Tillamook, Oregon
Cape Meares Lighthouse


Tillamook, Oregon
Tillamook Cheese Factory and Museum
Lunch: Clam Chowder and Grilled Cheese with Shrimp
(there was ice cream and a latte, too, if you wonder)


Cannon Beach, Oregon

Random Flowers That Looked/Smelled Like "Distressed" Daisies to Me
(probably not the technical name - anyone know?)


Cannon Beach, Oregon
Haystack Rock


Cannon Beach, Oregon
Sentiments in Sand


The Other Side of the Columbia River from Astoria, Oregon
The bridge you see is just the tiny and tame portion of the big and bold and tall (and pants wetting) Astoria-Megler Bridge.

32 comments:

  1. Oh, wow. Maggie, I want to go to Oregon so bad now! It looks like a fantastic place to visit!

    Have a great Sunday!

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  2. LOVE all your vacation shots~they each show lots of FUN :) Hope you're having LOADS of fun w/your nephew & other family :)

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  3. I've always wanted to visit Oregon and now I want to ten times more. And your lunch? Words can not describe how badly I want that lunch.

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  4. Maggie, I felt as though I was going along for the ride! Thanks.

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  5. Great shots. Oregon looks like a great place to visit.

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  6. Awwww....I remember the rock from before. That's so sweet. And please don't make me scroll so long for my obligatory food pic!

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  7. I just LOVE the shot from outside the gift shop.

    Nice pics this week. :)

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  8. You are an awesome photographer and it's an honor to be part of your life, through your photos.

    <3 U

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  9. It's just as I remember it! Great shots.

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  10. What beautiful photos!!! I love the lighthouse ones!

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  11. Wow! And wow! And just in case I didn't mention it already...wow!

    Those are some amazing shots! I want to come visit!!

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  12. Oooo!! Grilled cheese with shrimp sounds goooooooooooood!!!

    Are those koi in the pond?

    Great photos this week!!

    Karen of the MomDot Street Team
    www.MomDot.com

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  13. I have a trip booked for next summer...Depoe Bay! I would have never imaged grilled cheese with shrimp but I do love a good cup of clam chowder! I am hungry now!

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  14. I was lovin' all the great pictures til I got to the Grilled Cheese and Shrimp...Now I'm headed to the kitchen to appease the ravenous hunger you poked awake with that picture!

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  15. What wonderful photos!! I really love the beach and the Japanese garden ones the best. :)

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  16. Looks like you are having a great time.
    Those pics are wonderful as usual.

    That sammich is making me hungry. I think we are doing veggie corn dogs and potato salad for din. (Easy peasy)

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  17. Those are gorgeous captures! Oregon looks simply beautiful.

    I especially love the lighthouse in the fog.
    Fantastic Weekly Winners, hope you have a great week!

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  18. Great photos. Love the scenic shots. Love the lighthouses. And I'd love some grilled cheese and shrimp!

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  19. wow. seriously these pictures are breathtaking. i love the fog and hey--"you've got real fish in there!" as Daniel-san would say. What a beautiful garden.

    Looks like you're having a superfabulouswonderful vacation, yayyy for you!!

    ps. I knew you couldn't resist us for the third time around!! hahahaha

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  20. Wow, so many beautiful - incredible photos!!! What a beautiful place.

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  21. woah, is that all even real? I thought California was home to beautiful things like that...but these pics just really blow my mind! I will honestly plan to visit OR next summer because I can't die without seeing all those pretty things you show...as this quitting smoking ordeal may very well have me drop dead tired of it all.

    hope you really enjoy this little vacation!

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  22. I loved your pis of Oregon...I'm putting it on my 'Must See' list immediately! I especially liked the lighthouse pictures, and the fog...very atmospheric!!

    Have fun, but don't stay away too long...I want to read more!

    Bella :)

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  23. Very beautiful! We have a close family friend that lives up in the mountains in Canyon City. I'm thinking we may need to take a road trip in that direction next summer!

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  24. I really liked the one of the bridge in the fog. Beautiful.

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  25. Your pictures are so beautiful. If I never get to go I've enjoyed seeing the memories you've shared. Iris

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  26. love the lighthouse piccies! delightful. and now i'm officially hungry... grilled cheese and shrimp? haven't ever see or even thought of it but would loooove to try it.

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  27. These are spectacular Maggie. The japanese garden is beautiful! I'd love to have something like that in my backyard :)

    Those bridges and lighthouse shots are gorgeous, too. I'm not sure if I would have made it to the top though.

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  28. Well, lots more proof that I really do need to visit this part of the country!

    Beautiful. Just beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Well, lots more proof that I really do need to visit this part of the country!

    Beautiful. Just beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing!

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