My summer vacation

Last week I was on vacataion and in true grade school form, here are a few photos from my week. I spent part of it in Sunriver, OR and the rest at home, staying off line about 90% of the time, reading lots of Fables, some novels, and drawing. All-in-all, a good week.

Driving into the rain shadow

One of the things about Oregon that surprises a lot of people is that much of the state is dry, really dry. When you drive over the Cascades into the rain shadow, it is the high desert. I love it, such a different type of beauty than what makes up the valley we live in. Plus, plateaus, you know, the cool things I learned about in grade school science.

Plataeus of central Oregon

Stargazing thwarted

We went to central Oregon to star gaze. Unfortunately, the weather had different ideas and it wasn’t clear enough either night. Instead, we got to see some spectacular lightening, some wild fires started and being doused, and some unbelievable clouds during sunset.

Sunset clouds over the mountains

The star gazing occurred, just at home instead. G used his telescope for some awesome moon viewing one night, we saw Saturn another, and we are generally getting more familiar with the sky at night over our house. So it worked out.

And vacation, well, summer lazy days are the best!