weekday adventuring


We took off at the end of last week for some adventuring.  The boy has been asking to go to KahNeeTa all summer.  It had been a couple of years since our last visit, and it seemed the perfect day to go.  The sun came out intermittently and warmed us to the bone.  The temperature was absolutely perfect.  Thor is finally tall enough to go on the big water slide and pretty much just did that over and over the entire time.  We went up to the lodge to sit by the fire as the sky darkened, and we witnessed the most beautiful and melodic downpour, watching the subdued desert colors deepen.

Heading north, we drove to one of my husband's favorite places ~ the Deschutes at Maupin.  He worked for a rafting company there as a teenager and has done countless trips down the river as a kid with his dad and as an adult with his friends.  He really wanted to show us this place that means so much to him, and I think we all agreed a family raft through this stunning landscape is going to happen. 
by mlekoshi