Monday, August 29, 2011

Well Hello There Stranger!

Where I have I been? to a place with trees, no internet, lots of paint supplies and were little pugs run free. I can't even tell you how nice it was to unplug for a few days.   We traveled out to eastern Oregon with the hubs, pups, and family members in tow. 
We saw a ton of deer while we out here and one morning I had the pups off their leashes and about 3-4 deers came by and the pups were so excited that they decided to chase the deer.  I think I ran after my dogs for maybe 1/4 of a mile before they stopped and were too tired too move.  I think they thought that they could out run a deer... :)  Well thank goodness deers don't dine on pug. I heard the deer around these parts will actually let you get close enough to feed them. 
We rode bikes, did some art projects, went hiking, and drifted in canoes.  Up above is the hub's little brother and his girlfriend.  I was nervous having my camera in the canoe because the hubs kept trying to tip the canoe and splash me with paddles.  Drifting down the river is the best in the summer time.. were you can just let your feet dangle in the water while you float and have not a care in the world.  It was such a great trip!
Can you believe it's almost September? I hope we get a bit of a long summer this year.

39 comments:

tinajo said...

Sounds peaceful and lovely - glad you enjoyed. :-)

Amanda said...

Good for you...I am so ready for a break!

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

Hey there! So happy to see a post from you...your trip looks absolutely divine. What great photos and memories. I'm glad the deer didn't cause too much harm to the pups...except of course for exhaustion!

Mandy Crandell said...

Sounds like a lovely little break. :)

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Inverse said...

That mountain range looks awesome!

Ajax said...

Cheers to good R&R vacations! We just returned from the world of the unplugged as well, love a rustic getaway!!

KizzyDoll said...

Looks wonderful..very peaceful! Aww..the dog is too precious!! xx

Peiyinn said...

I can't believe that it is now come to the end of the August.
That's relaxing and enjoyable place. :D

HazelandMare said...

That looks so pretty and peaceful! And I LOVE the pug story! How cute they wanted to chase the deer! I'm glad you got to get away from it all and enjoy a bit of beautiful nature time!

Joyce said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!! I think it is good to unplug for a bit to enjoy the beauty around us. xo

Jessica Wray said...

I love the deer photo. I guess I love anything animals :) I'm glad you had a nice break! :)

Sasheen Williams said...

hehehe...the pug picture made my morning. I love that little face. Welcome back!

debbiecutieface said...

how fun! And I just love that pug picture. LOVE.

Natalia Lynn said...

This looks like a fabulous trip! I think camping is the best. I went to Yosemite for a week about a month ago and it was so great. No computer, no phones, it was so lovely to not have to do that and enjoy God's green earth! Love your blog!

Christianna said...

This looks like such a relaxing trip! The pictures are great! And I love your story about your pugs chasing the deer, silly little creatures!

Andrea@Fancy That! said...

How beautiful! What a perfect way to bring in the fall with the great outdoors. I could never let my pups off leash--I'd never catch them!

Meg {henninglove} said...

looks like a great time! and definitely important to unplug from the world every now and then, it is refreshing!

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh, my pug hunts deer too!! J/K. I love pugs and yours is adorable. Looks like a fun trip =)

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Liz said...

Looks like so much fun! I have a vacation coming up and cannot wait for it.

Danielle said...

What a lovely trip! The view looks amazing! Glad you are back :)

Luisa Rodríguez said...

Oh, those photos are amazing - loved the third one with the mountains..
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MJ said...

Looks like a wonderful trip!! I love Oregon so much. We are actually headed to Portland and Seattle in a few weeks. Can't wait!!!

Nikki said...

That sounds like a wonderful trip. I would give anything to float the river in a canoe right now. You're lucky to have pugs. My dog probably would have caught those deer!

My 2 Pesos said...

I've always wanted to live in Oregon.
Nice photographs. :D

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Monica {bohemian twilight} said...

you're braver than me taking your camer on a canoe! lol

a lovely break. must've been recharging.

Chelle Lynn said...

I agree, unplugging for a few days can be amazingly refreshing. I unplugged from facebook/twitter a few weeks ago for a vacation and haven't logged on since!!

s a m said...

I think it's so important to get away! To have nothing to do ... so you can do something.

Catherine said...

Sounds heavenly!

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Bay Park Dream said...

Looks so incredibly beautiful!

P.S. It's brave of you to bring your camera into the canoe, I don't think I would have been that brave. We have a cheap-o underwater camera that we take to the beach with us a lot. It's made for so incredible photos :)

~Tammy

steph anne said...

Looks like an amazing time! The only place I've gone on vacation in Oregon was to Sunriver. My family always went there every summer when I was growing up and it was so much fun!

Katie said...

Looks so amazing, that second shot is gorgeous! xo

randomcreative said...

We just got back from a little trip, too. It is refreshing to have a change of pace from the normal routine. I'm glad that you had such great weather!

punkychewster said...

looks beautiful! hope you had a wonderful time, and a chance to recharge!

Jenn @ Live Love Life Now! said...

That sounds absolutely amazing and relaxing and wonderful!!! And it looks like you had perfect weather too :)

Lucky!! xo

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Looks like such a fabulous few days! The pugs are hilarious. I can't imagine my Petunia chasing a deer.

*Erin

lamina @ do a bit said...

Sounds fantastic!! What a camera in the canoe!!! I would have been freaking out... me, water and camera's don't mix so if that was me... I would have fallen in... Murphy's Law! you where very very lucky :)

lamina @ do a bit said...

Sounds fantastic!! What a camera in the canoe!!! I would have been freaking out... me, water and camera's don't mix so if that was me... I would have fallen in... Murphy's Law! you where very very lucky :)

my day in a sentence said...

Looks lovely. I can't help but imagine what that place would look like in the winter. :)

kris {life at the table} said...

i don't know how i missed this post... where did you stay? i'm from sisters and i will never tire of the mountain view. it means home to me.