road trip: oregon

photo of Portland Skyline from Washington Park

My mom, Katie, her boyfriend Bo, and I went to Oregon.

Mainly to visit University of Oregon. Which is where the movie Animal House was filmed.

It's hard to take photos when you are touring the campus with other prospective students and parents. The tour guides herd you like a bunch of cattle.

We stayed with my Uncle Gene and Aunt Cathy.

I cannot say enough kind words about them, they are truly great people.

At their house in Canby, Oregon. The whole house is like a photograph. I felt like a little like Goldilocks (without all the fussing) Everything is just right.

They live a hop, skip, and a jump away from the Gribble Barn.

And when you are done taking photographs of the barn you come back and take pictures of Uncle Gene and Aunt Cathy's house.

And if your lucky maybe some chickens will follow you like little puppies.

Haystack Rock

Washington Park...again

Maybe just maybe in while you're in Portland you get the grand tour lead by my cousin Elisabeth and she'll make sure you're fed really well.

Pok Pok

It tickles my funny bone that a Oregonian Restaurant of the Year serves you wet naps.

I will be making these.

Also hoping that they will soon come out with a cookbook.

Bread and Ink was also tasty and delicious.

Camp 18 was fun.

Not shown: Pix Patisserie. The Shazam! was roll your eyes in the back of your head good.

Hanging in your room might be your great-grandmother's grandmother's christening gown.

...and one of the highlights of the trip is finding out that if your daughter goes to the Clark Honor College at University of Oregon she will not be just any ol' duck. She would be an odd duck, a fighting platypi.


Catherine said...

Automatic admission baby!

Cali ʚϊɞ said...

love that! it seems like a great place! i like the idea of the 'odd ducks', it's cute!

maybelle's mom said...

my friend went there. great school.

Anonymous said...

Great photos, Krysta. Please come back again for another round of pics - we'll go to the mountains next time.

Unc. Gene

Amy said...

Both my parents graduated from The University of Oregon. And they lived in Eugene for a few years.

I love it there. If I wasn't so bent on getting our of Minneapolis, and heading back to family in San Fran, we would mostly definitely relocate to Portland or thereabouts.

Kristin @ Going Country said...

Portland's on my list of places I want to visit. Unfortunately, it's also where my father-in-law lives, so going there would mean seeing him. Bummer.

noble pig said...

Don't you love Oregon? I just don't miss Cali at all. Looks like you had a great time.

Mayberry Magpie said...

Could I be adopted by Gene and Cathy?

I'm serious.

They totally seem like my kind of people.

TexasDeb said...

What lovely surroundings - and how nice to think your sweet girl might be away from Mom but not TOO far from family at school. Best of both worlds.

Melissa said...

Elisabeth works for TFAW? Coolness.

Love the photos, especially the one of Katie and the one of the holding hands. That says more than pictures of their faces.

tamilyn said...

What beautiful pictures! If there was any way we could do, the hubs and I would move out there. It is on the top of list of places to visit.