I had a day off!!! It's a rarity these days. Even more rare - seeing my mom!!!!
She moved from Washington state 1,447 miles away to Iowa state. And I have not seen her since May of last year. She is spending a week out in the pacific northwest, so I took off work on Friday and Saturday and I spent some good quality time with my mom and sister and a tiny bit of quality time with the-oh-so-busy Andrew.
The winter weather held out and the three of us girls headed out to Multnomah Falls - one of the top ten waterfalls not named Niagara. It's just about an hour from my house and includes a lovely scenic drive for part of it.
|Pretty sure this is a cabbage field - with rows and rows, including purple cabbage?!|
|Driving through a small town, we saw a giant moose statue. The rules of any road trip dictate that anytime you see a giant moose statue, you MUST get a picture with it. So we did.|
|Rules also dictate that if possible, always take a picture of you riding the moose.|
|Random contemplating cowboy with dog shot.|
|A little stream we crossed to get to the base of the falls.|
|The view from the bridge.|
|The majestic Multnomah Falls!|
|Hiking up a short ways to take more pictures.|
|Note the wood bar-it's like a giant log split in half. And the squirrel card at our table.|
|This is very clearly "Lion Kill" - right??|
And no trip to Portland would be complete without a trip to our favorite Thai restaurant, Beau Thai, and the ever-famous Voodoo Donuts. We waited in line for 15 minutes to buy overpriced novelty donuts and were disappointed that my sister couldn't go home with a "cock-n-balls" donut...but luckily we were driving by the other Voodoo location and Andrew played the hero and ran in and got his Aunt Jenny a special penis-shaped donut, just like she wanted. He's a good boy!
|Not awkward at all.|
And then all too quickly, our time came to an end. My mom had to leave, and
And I miss them both.