I moved to Oregon at the end of June last year (a year ago exactly on the 24th!), just missing picking season for those fresh Oregon strawberries, I had heard so much about. So this year, I wasn't missing it.
Thank you Kasey for always making all these fun Oregon experiences happen for me!
And thank you Albeke Farms for being right down the road and always having awesome prices!
Ps. Oregon Strawberries are bomb!
I've had friends and family living in the pacific-northwest for some time now, and every year, around this time, they would post the most amazing pictures of tulip farms. I'd never seen such wonder, and knew that one day I had to get up there during their bloom.
But, instead, I just moved north myself, and didn't have to drive very far to see the tulips in all their colorful glory!
We did have to pay $5 each to get in :| and on Earth Day, nonetheless! David decided it would be worth it if he could find a bunch of free things to do inside. Unfortunately, he was denied access to all the carnival rides, even when using the line, "hey, I already paid ten dollars so my wife could look at some flowers, can you just let me ride this one for free?". Still, he went on looking for other free activities and ended up finding a child-sized cow cart that we pulled each other around in all over the farm. And he discovered free wine tasting at several vendors – although Kasey and I couldn't partake in that free activity.
It was a great time, as usual with this crew :)
So here's to one of the many perks of living in Oregon!
The Rowena Crest View Point is an idolized location for photographers and travelers alike. Sitting along the Columbia River Gorge are a handful of horseshoe curves in the road that make for a satisfying sight.
I've always loved bird's eye views of roads surrounded by nature, but since I don't have a drone to make those photos happen myself, I have to find high points from which to capture them. Rowena Crest is a perfect spot to get that shot. And not only do you get a beautiful view of a road in this picture, but you get a road unlike many others.
Well, now I feel silly spending so much time talking about road, but sometimes it really is the simplest things that get me going.
So I'd suggest heading down highway 84 and making your way just 13 miles east of Hood River to check out the twists and turns of Rowena Crest.
I've heard this spot is a must to see in every season, so I'll be heading back this spring!