Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Boring End

Or, the end of our stay in Boring, OR. We're really going to miss the best thing about our fantastic parking spot - free blueberries!

One thing I really wanted to do here was hike up to the top of Beacon Rock.

It's a very interesting trail - built on the side of the rock.

There are 53 switchbacks in all!

Going up, you get a great view of the Columbia River -

And you can even see Bonneville Dam in the distance.

We also had a very special tour of the Guide Dogs for the Blind facility here in Boring. This very friendly guy was there to greet us. He is a "career change" dog, who did not work out as a guide dog. Why not???

No, this wasn't why. Turns out he was a sock eater.

But this was a very special day, because they were having a graduation ceremony for 6 dogs and their new owners. They should have provided tissues - there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

We also took a trip to Oregon City, the end of the Oregon Trail. We took the elevator here down to the Willamette River -

Where we saw Willamette Falls, although the Falls were barely flowing.

But we did get a nice view of some baby osprey.

I also went to see the Riverview Abbey Mausoleum. It's a huge place - 35-40,000 people are buried here!

Including my grandparents.

We ended our Boring visit with a spectacular full moon.


  1. WOW to the blueberries, the switchbacks and the view! The Osprey chicks are sooo cute! And... you have Oregon Roots you must tell us more about that sometime!

  2. The Osprey picture is great and love those switchbacks. You seem to find such interesting places.

  3. Just looking down at those switchbacks made me dizzy...more so than usual! ;c)


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