|Clear glacier water|
|Pretty waterfalls around every corner|
|Rushing water is so beautiful|
|Enjoying a cool bridge over the river|
|Arch tunnel through the rock|
|Waterfall streams down and right under the road|
|"Wall of water" splashes onto road|
|Snow-capped mountains command the sky|
|Crappy waiter - but good food and|
|Loved seeing the ocean again, but|
it was a bit brisk near the water!
Our trip to Portland was like old home week for Tracy who got to see many of her former colleagues at Nike! A visit to Headquarters allowed me to see why she always loved coming out here for business trips...what an inspiring place to work! The campus was crawling with employees taking advantage of the countless opportunities Nike gives them to be active during their day at work:
multiple soccer fields * lap pools * climbing wall * spinning room * yoga
weights & cardio room * beach volleyball * tee box & putting green * biking/running trails (and they supply the bikes!)...and so much more!
A stroll through the city to see some sights and then an AMAZING dinner at 3 Doors Down with her friend Mark was the perfect way to end a very nice visit in this area...despite not having any Malibu in the house!
|Mia Hamm building - I had to stand here|
just to show how huge this picture was!
|Pele - King of my favorite sport|
|C'mon in, the water's fine! Nice view, too!|
|Mini-cupcake break in the city|
Stunning! I have always felt incredibly lucky to live in a state with a beautiful coast.....but I have to say, Oregon may have Maine topped on this one! Leisurely traveling down 101, we stopped and enjoyed various sites and activities – including Sea Lion Cave which was really cool, but the highlight was probably sandboarding in the dunes (check out our videos - yes, you can laugh out loud - we did)!! We even got to stay in 2 campgrounds that were just steps from the beach :)
|Catchin' some good sand!|
|We actually took an elevator down|
to the cave!
|They were cute, very vocal, and super stinky! But fun to|
watch the ones playing in the water.
|Beautiful sea stacks|
|The waves here remind me of fireworks|
|Sunset over the ocean from our campground|
From Oregon, we crossed into Cali and visited the amazing Redwood National Forest.....we'll share that adventure in our next post!
Until the next exit...
Amy & Tracy