No visit home is complete without visiting the waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge.
Before we left, of course, our breakfast was my mom's banh canh cua (Vietnamese crab noodle soup) with homemade noodles and crab that my parents had caught.
We started off at Multnomah Falls.
I wanted to hike to the top because it's been years since I've done so. The middle '87, however, said she heard there was a lovely bridge near the bottom where we could take photos instead. :P
The bottom of the top falls.
I love how green Oregon always looks.
A few quick snaps and goofing off pictures and we said good-bye to Multnomah Falls.
Next up, Wahkeena Falls.
Snap. Snap. And we moved on.
We skipped Bridal Veil Falls because I told them it was a .6 mile hike down to the waterfall, and none of them wanted to do so.
I love this shaded curvy drive along the Historic Columbia River Highway.
Latourell Falls with its florescent yellow lichen is one of my favorites too.
Not photoshopped in any way.
Maidenhair fern is my favorite. Isn't it just beautiful?
Miner's lettuce. Good for salads. The stuff I still remember from sixth grade outdoor school. :)
I love the bridge too.
We always end at Crown Point Vista House for expansive views of the Columbia River Gorge.
When we got back home, my mom made Hainanese chicken rice for a late lunch.
Then later when visiting cousin T, she made us chicken pot pie.
That's not enough to feed all of us though. We had this huge pot pie.
All Oregon posts can be found with the tag Series: Oregon, but I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
Giant Catfish and Family Trips Home
Mom and Dad's Garden Again
Pacific Oyster - Bay City - Oregon
Tillamook Cheese Factory - Tillamook - Oregon
Barview Jetty County Park - Rockaway Beach - Oregon
Searching for Tide Pools
Campfire S'Mores and Other Breakfast Treats
Dismantling Camp and Leaving Rockaway Beach - Oregon
Short Beach - Oregon and Home
Rice Krispies Treats
Chasing Waterfalls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Behind the Scenes: Bob's Red Mill - Milwaukie - Oregon
Whiffies Fried Pies (Food Cart) - Portland - Oregon
Potato Champion (Food Cart) - Portland - Oregon
1 year ago today, Paleokastritsa, Corfu - Greece.
2 years ago today, Rau Muong Chua (Vietnamese Pickled Water Spinach).