Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Home Again...

This weekend, my family and I returned home from our week long summer road trip. It was quite an adventure to say the least. There was a little too much time in the car, and a few stressful moments (like trying to get a 3 year old to poop somewhere that isn't his home), but all in all it went really well. Way better than expected, actually. Everyone had a whole lot of fun. And as with all trips, we were sad that vacation was over, but happy to get back to our house and to a routine.
Our travels brought us to the Columbia Gorge with a group of friends to see some music and a re-creation of Stonehenge. Then we headed to Lake Tahoe to meet up with more friends, see some music, and spent some time lake-side. The last time I was in Tahoe was when I lived there in 2001. I was living with my now-husband and his girlfriend at the time. Pretty weird, right?
After Tahoe, we drove through Lassen Volcanic National Park and to Mt. Shasta, where we spent a couple days camping at Lake Siskiyou. We hiked up at Panther Meadows to a spring/vortex/sacred Native American place, did some swimming in the lake, and sat up enjoying a campfire. It was bliss.
Here are a bunch of photos from our trip.... sorry if I included too many. It was hard to choose!

The Gorge:

Lake Tahoe (why did I ever leave?):


Mt. Shasta:

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  1. Definitely not too many photos! I LOVE vacation photos, especially ones that are outdoor-oriented! This looks like a fantastic trip. Glad to hear you had fun and made it home safely!

  2. Beautiful. We used to live nearish the bay area. We would visit Tahoe a lot and I miss it. Wish I could experience living there. And I say not too many photos at all....but you've seen my tendencies to go way overboard as far as photos are concerned. ;)

  3. I saw a concert at the Gorge many, many moons ago (we're talking 20 years!) It was so long ago that I THINK we saw Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band. Joe Walsh was part of it, I think. Anyway, what I do remember was the fabulous view. Breathtaking! I love your other photos, too. Esp. the mountains. We've got impressive mountains in NH, but nothing compares to the ones out west!