Sunday, November 16, 2014

Itty-Bitty Getaway

Mark and I escaped overnight this weekend. It was just a quick overnight trip across the Columbia River to Camas, Washington, but it was enough to make us feel like we really broke out of our rut for a bit.

We enjoyed beautiful fall weather. Cold! But so pretty.

We stayed at the Camas Hotel, a restored historic building. It operates like a cross between a small hotel and a bed-and-breakfast.

It was fun to be tourists in a small town. This morning we went to church in Camas, then drove home the "scenic" route - east along the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge to Bridge of the Gods, then home along I-84.

We had planned to stop at Multnomah Falls to take a few pictures, but the parking lot was icy, so I was only able to snap a couple of quick photos from the car. Too bad, because the falls are always spectacular this time of year when the spray freezes all along the sides.

A beautiful drive home along a very cold and choppy Columbia River.

Now a peaceful Sunday afternoon here at home…and then back to reality tomorrow!


Dorothy said...

It's so nice to have even a little bitty break from routine, isn't it? Glad you had a good time!

Unknown said...

I'm glad you got a break! Sometimes just going to a ward where you have no responsibility for anything can feel like a vacation. We went to a different ward to hear a friend give a talk, and it was a nice break to have everyone assume we were tourists. ;-)