"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Portland, Oregon and Columbia River Gorge Area

This morning I got a late start and drove a couple hours to Portland, Oregon.   First stop was at one of the fabric stores that I have heard about for years.  The Fabric Depot is huge and is where Palmer/Pletsch teach their sewing classes.

I have thought about taking teacher training classes from them for
several years and just might be able to do that in September!  I did buy one piece of fabric and some buttons for whatever:)  Probably a funky shirt:)    Next fabric stop was The Mill End Shop.  It was another huge store with lots of sewing goodies but I am limited on space so just looked around.

The Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area was a must see for me.  It was about a 40 minute drive from Portland to the scenic road by the Multnomah Falls.  Incredible!!!   I did walk up to the bridge in the picture but not all the way to the top.  It was a mile hike in the rain so I wimped out.   I really enjoyed this drive and may have to do some camping when I come back in the fall.  There were several falls in the area but the Multnomah Falls were the most outstanding.  Also, lots of hiking trails and camping areas.  There were also signs indicating this area was part of the Lewis & Clark Trail.  After I enjoyed the falls, I continued driving in the scenic area along the Columbia River and then drove back to the Portland area.


Peg said...

Beautiful photos! I think you need to get a car top carrier so you can take full advantage of all your fabric stops! ;>)

Peggy said...

Oh that takes my breath away! (as does the fabric and buttons)

becki-c said...

I think that you just need to find a post office and send them to me for safe storage. ;-B

That is such a breath taking view!

Barbara said...

That's true. It a shame you go all that way and can't buy anything because you have no room! The scenery is awesome.

robyn said...

wow - visiting all these fabric places I've heard about, and some fab scenery I've never heard about! Soaking in the beautiful northwest must be so restorative...and you still have Alaska ahead! wow, again.