Yeah, so I kind of dropped off the face of the earth for a bit. I blame, oh, you know, moving across the country! I’m finally at the point where we’ve settled into our new home, and I’ve been motivated to blog again. I’ve taken little breaks here and there throughout my 14+ years of blogging (yeah, it’s really been that long!), and now, I’m ready to start writing again.
For now, I’ll leave you with a picture of one of our favorite places in Portland, the Portland Japanese Garden. We live only a mile away, and we bought a year long membership, so we’ll be able to stop by whenever we’d like and also attend special events. I’m excited.
Finally, I’m getting to the last part of our drive across the country! It’s short, only because I didn’t take a lot of pictures. I was too excited to finally be done with the driving!
Day 7 – Idaho to Portland
We slept well in Boise, and more importantly, we slept in, as we only had a 6 and a half hour drive ahead of us. We woke up, packed our things in the car, and ventured to a Whole Foods to pick up pastries for breakfast. Soon, we were on the road!
After less than an hour of driving, we saw a very welcome sight.
So, the landscapes of eastern Oregon completely took me by surprise. I expected most of the state to be forest and thought we’d be driving through lots of trees, but no. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
This, my friends, is what eastern Oregon looks like. Not a forest in sight. We definitely didn’t expect rolling hills!
Another welcome sight? Driving along the Columbia River for the last few hours of the trip!
I drove most of the way after I took these pictures, so I don’t have any of the last couple hours while we drove through the Columbia River Gorge. I also don’t have pictures from when we first arrived in the city, driving over one of the many bridges that span the Willamette River.
I just remember being happy we finally made it to our new home, ready for our next adventure.
Our drive from Colorado to Idaho was our last long drive, but possibly the most scenic. I took a TON of pictures on as we drove through the mountains of Colorado, past beautiful rocks in Utah, and over interesting landscapes in Idaho. This recap will just be of all the pictures we took. Enjoy!
Day 6 – Colorado to Idaho
We reached our hotel in Boise at around 10pm, and we promptly fell asleep after procuring some free beer from the hotel bar. (Score!) We fell asleep fairly early, ready to finally arrive in Portland the next day. Six and a half hours of driving separated us from our new home.