Sunday, September 18, 2011
Oregon, Parte Dos
Uncle Garrett and his niece :-)
Little cutie pie!
On a walk to the Deschutes River.
Keira and Aunt Mandy
Clint fishing on the coldest morning of the trip.
Thursday morning it was time to say goodbye to mom, dad, Mandy, and lil' Embers. They headed North to Portland, and we headed South and East to the Christmas Valley area with these folks. This is the tiny town of Silver Lake. Not much to see, but I thought this old motel sign was cool.
Our campsite for the next two days...Duncan Reservoir. Not the campsite we had originally been looking for, but turned out to be cool anyway!
My sister from another mister :-)
Bri and her fishing rod she made...it looked pretty good for being made out of sticks and grass!
These guys were all over the place, and in all different colors! I'd never seen red ones before.
Clint, the four-armed fisherman.
Gotta love sunsets in the desert!
Friday we set out to explore Crack-In-The-Ground and Derrick Cave. Crack-In-The-Ground has one of the most un-creative names I've ever heard, and is one of the coolest things I've seen in a while. It was almost other-worldly, like we were delving into the depths of the earth or something. The Lord Of The Rings was referenced many times during the hike through the crack :-) Very, very cool.
Eating lunch while trying to figure out where Derrick Cave was.
After quite a bit of driving, we finally found Derrick Cave. And look what else was there, a bomb shelter! I was sorta hoping to find some old hoarded supplies or maybe even some bones...but alas, it was empty. It was still a little creepy.