I have never been to Oregon in my life until this year and as it turns out I ended up going twice. First time was in April when I visited Portland which I blogged about in several parts.
Then the end of July I participated in a 24-person week-long van tour of the state. We had a caravan of three vans, eight to a 12-person van so it made for a comfortable ride.
I’ll be posting some of my photos intermittently on this blog.
We were at Crater Lake for the last two nights. The rest of the time it was arrive at the hotel in the evening, eat dinner, go to bed and get up early the next morning to be on the road again. Not having to unpack a suitcase for one night was indeed a treat.
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip but I was also happy to be going home at the end of the week.
From the Crater Lake National Park website: Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom.
Of all the wonderful places we visited on this trip, Crater Lake has to be my favorite. I hope at some time in the future I can return and spend a week walking around breathing in the peace and natural beauty.
Walking around at different times of the day it was interesting to see how the light changed the scene.
I have so many photos of the lake. I want to work on the best ones so I can print them out.
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