Saturday, September 15, 2012

Oregon vacation 2012

So many things to share! Prepare yourself, lots of pictures to follow.

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Scott and I spent the first part of September in Oregon! A much appreciated vacation in one of my favorite places. We camped the first four nights in four different locations, all the while driving towards the coast.

We (mainly Scott) had been preparing dehydrated food for this trip about a month in advance. All the recipes came from the Backpack Gourmet which I had nabbed for free on my Kindle. Some of the meals we made were Saucy Tuna, Summer Casserole, Chili, Meatless Lasagna, Apple Leather, Indian Heaven Balls, Baked Soybeans, and a Bruschetta with Oven Bread. I highly recommend making dehydrated food! Our basic routine would go like this: make meal (at home) and eat it for dinner, dehydrate leftovers (of which, there was always a lot!), double bag and refrigerate. Then while camping, pour amount in saucepan, cover with water and boil. Easy cheesy and so good!


Little Crater Lake:
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Hiked to Bagby Hot Springs. Seriously hot water:

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Portland, visited Powell's Bookstore (of course) and I did not buy one single book!! We only gave ourselves one hour to spend there, so it was unfortunately a little rushed.

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Ate lunch sitting on these steps (left) from a Korean food cart (right). It was delicious.


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The only yarn purchase I made! But it is highly coveted :)

The yarn stores I visited were Yarn Garden, Happy Knits, and Knit Purl. Respectively from each store, I bought Opal Vincent Van Gogh yarn, Knit Picks interchangeable Nickel-plated US 10 1/2 tips, and two of Rebecca Danger's dino patterns!











One of the highlights, Rogue Brewery in Newport. We went back several times...

A rogue if I ever saw one...
Taster Tray...delish

Sample of their amber ale

Our favorite brews were Smoke Ale, Good Chit Pilsner, Dead Guy Ale, Chocolate Stout. Try it if you can :)

BEACH!
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Aquarium:

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A fantastic trip, many great memories, but very happy to be home too :)