October 21, 2010

Road Trip!

Last Saturday my hubby gets me up at the crack of dawn and tells me I have 15 mins to get ready.  I am like ok .....
He then gets our youngest up (he's now 16) and tells us that we are going on a day road trip and I should bring my camera. I am like cool!!!! I can get some great fall shots. 

Well Hubby had something else in mind, drive 4.5 hrs to his brothers new house just to see how long it will take.
I didn't get any fall shots on the way there. 
 I was kind of bummed it was a great drive
and a perfect day for picture taking.

My B.I.L. just moved to a new town in southern Oregon and asked us if we wanted to go for a short drive and see some sights and to see where he is now working. 
I said sure! Hubby rolled his eyes. 
My S.I.L. giggled and
Johnny our youngest is like sure what ever.

So here is a few "fall" pictures of the Rouge River near my B.I.L. house.

As you can see fall is just starting in Oregon.  The trees are just starting to turn to their fall colors & 
 the river was beautiful!

The boys, (Larry my hubby, Johnny, and Bobby my B.I.L.) got adventurous whileLiz (my S.I.L.)and me  snapped pictures of them.

Johnny on a rock.

 (Left to Right) Johnny, Larry &; Bobby
 Larry, Johnny, & Bobby
I took this picture on the "fall scenery" setting of my Nikon camera. It being only a couple of months old I am still learning how to use all of the cool features.

After a very brief tour we had to leave
and head down the road towards home.  
We had a choice of taking I-5 Freeway or the back route which is the way we got there. Both would take about the same length of time but the freeway route would take us near my M.I.L. and S.I.L. & her family. (They live 50 feet from each other on the same property)

 We took the freeway.

A mile or two down the freeway from Bobby and Liz's house, I asked Hubby to stop off at a store for some gum.  Knowing we were in the middle of no where, basically, we knew that this could turn into a small adventure and it did.

 (Johnny took this picture with my camera as we were driving down the road back to the freeway)

The lady at the above store told us about this
museum just down the road just before the Cover Bridge. I said cool lets go check it out.
(Yes I am a picture junky I love snapping photo's!) 

The museum was closing but the one lane covered bridge wasn't!   My poor husband, I made him take a 15min detour on a 4.5 hour drive home
just so I can take pictures. 

After we got on the freeway we stopped at my favorite ice cream mom and pop stand to be slightly disappointed that they no longer had my
Chocolate Cheese Cake Ice cream.
  Ok so the last time I was there and
had that flavor was around 1988!

An hour or so down the road from there just outside of Cottage Grove Oregon, the sky was beautiful.

I made, yes made!
 my husband pull over along the freeway for me just so I could get these two amazing
 shots of the sky!

Isn't God's handy work just amazing!

James 1:17 (KJV)

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Even on this short road trip God was with us showing us He is the creator!

It was only like two mins from the first shot to the second shot that's how quickly the sun was setting. I had to wait for a break in traffic so I didn't get cars in the picture, not easy on a busy four lane freeway.

We had decided to stop off at M.I.L./S.I.L. & her family's house on the way thru. It was a 20 mile detour for a hour and a half visit but I am glad we did.

Taking road trips and seeing family is one of my favorite things to do.  I saw a lot of pretty country that we hardly ever get to see. And we surprised our family by popping in even though it was a very quick trip.

What a long day!  We left our house be 8am
and got home around midnight. 
I am so glad we made the trip!

I want to encourage you if to go for a road trip and really look at what God has done for us. 
Open your heart and your eyes
and look at what God has to show you. 

Prayerfully Yours


  1. OK, I get the point, stop more often so you can take wonderful pictures. It was a wonderful trip glad you enjoyed it. Maybe soon we can go back and visit the museum. Your loving husband

  2. Wow what a BIG day!
    but it sounded like fun, and you took some great pics :O)I too love capturing God's handiwork :O)
    u r welcome to come visit my blogs anytime, here is my photo blog, which I only started this week