Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday August 11th

We decided to go on a hike to Canyon creek Meadows.

The B&B forest fire burned a third of the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness in 2003, but the cliffs surrounding Canyon Creek Meadows served as a natural fire break, leaving the valley as a "donut hole" of green in the midst of the burn. We hiked by silver snags at the start and end of this hike, but there were millions of mountain hemlock seedlings thaat sprouted naturally after the fire. Beargrass, huckleberries, and many other plants that rely on fire are thriving as well.

Leon with his dad George Burrows and Christopher

Time for a breack!!!!

This meadow is a well knownWild flower santuary.
there are great views of Three Fingered Jack's summit pinnacles.

As you can see, Christopher was enjoying himself very much!!!

We Climbed south up a steep, rocky moraine to a notch overlooking a stunning, green cirque lake at the foot of Three Fingered Jack's glacier.

The flowers were gorgeous!!!!

Monday August 10th.
We arrived at Balck Butte last night and today decided to go explore a lava tube just north of Bend, Oregon.
We had a great time at the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
Newberry Volcano is one of the largest shieldshaped volcanoes in the lower 48 states, coveringover 600 square miles. The Monument is located along a group of faults known as the Northwest Rift zone. A complex geological history indicates that the volcano has erupted hundreds of times during the last half-million years. The most recent eruption was 1,300 years ago suggesting that the volcano is still active. The caldera of Newberry is commonly referred
to as Newberry Crater but it is truly a caldera like Crater Lake. This feature formed after a series of collapses following big eruptive episodes and now contains two crystal clear lakes. The Monument also has many other fine examples of common volcanic features such as cinder cones, ash flows, lava tubes and flows, pumice and obsidian deposits.

We went into the lava tube it was 42 degress in there, the boys loved it!!!!

As the cave got smaller and the tunel got narrower Leon and I decided to wait untill the boys craweld to the end. the cave was so low we had to sit on rocks along with other parents.

We drove to the top of the butte to enjoy the vew!!!

Alexandro loves to be creative with his pictures, here he is "holding" his dad and Christopher.

Friday, August 7, 2009

July 27th -31st Rogue River Rafting Trip.
Oregon is such a beautifull place, we loved rafting the cristal clear water of the rogue and watching all the wild life, what a great trip!!!!

July 18th, Salem art fair 5K run.
Ingrid and Christopher ran the 5K in Memory of our friend Josh Grahm, he passed away T-cell Non-hodgkins lymphoma. We loved him very much, he will always be in our hearts and minds.

July 5th - 12th
We had a great time in Black Butte swiming and hiking.
Iron mountain was a beautifull scenic hike we sure enjoyed all the sunshine and our friends company.

July 4th 2009.
Ingrid gets 2nd place on the Stayton , Oregon 3K

June 21st 2009 Trip to Seattle.
We had a great time celebrating father's day and enjoying Seattle, we love to go there.
We took Leon to the space needle restaurant for his fathers day dinner.

June 19th 2009,
Ingrid had a great time running a 5k.
Her friend Brenda drove from Madras Oregon to run with her.

June 12, 2009 Christopher graduates 8th grade!!!!
My gosh high school next year, I can't believe!!!!

June 9th 2009, Alexandro graduates 5th grade. time to say good bye to Abiqua school. It sure was a fun graduation with a lovely breakfast and lots of hugs and good bye notes...

Bye Mckay.... We will miss you.....

Weekend of May 31st, time to send Mckay off on his mission to Romania.
We had a great time with all the family members and spending time with Mckay, sure was hard to say good bye.
We are so proud of him, he is such a great boy we love him so much.
"God be with you untill we meet again...."