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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Crater Lake

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 We took a road trip today to see Crater Lake in Oregon. It is the deepest lake in the U.S. formed from the crater of a volcano. I did not edit the color of these photos. The water is so blue because of the depth.

My brother and I.

The white you see is snow. There was lots of it too. It was in the 50s.

The island in the lake is called Wizard Island.

 Is that blue or what?

This was Q's first time in the snow. She had to throw a few snow balls.


Really enjoying our time. It has been a great week so far. We also went to a few other wonderful places. I am going to share later. Tomorrow is the 4th so we are hanging out at my brother's for bbq, swimming and fireworks. I hope you all have a wonderful day!!!


Genevieve said...

Hi Elaine, isn't she beautiful.This is the best time to visit her (the lake).You get to have warm sun and snow! We go every year. Enjoy the sights here in Oregon. And say Hello to Sunny Cal when you get home. Blessings. Genevieve

Kris said...

A beautiful lake!!! I saw it once. It was March, and there was quite a bit of snow! So glad you are having such a good trip!!!
XO Kris

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Elaine...You're in my neck of the woods. I live just a few hours north of Crater Lake in Central Oregon. I couldn't help but notice that you were all bundled up! It's hard to believe it's the 4th of July and it's in the 30s here in Bend!
Have a wonderful time with your brother and have a safe 4th of July!

pembrokeshire lass said...

WOW...that's doesn't feel real! I don't think that I would be able to leave there!How lovely Q's first snowball! It looks like a lovely family time. Joan

Beth said...

you all look like you are having tons of fun. it is so BLUE. wow. i love it. my parents have been there ... hope the hubby & i can see it one day soon. enjoy your time away. (:

suzieQ said...

I was reading some of your past posts and we have a lot in common. My brother lives in Oregon, too. Your potato salad contains as many eggs as my mom's; which I have always considered the BEST, but yours looks like it could give hers a run. Sorry, Mom.:-(
But, I had to write after reading your tips for traveling. You are brilliant, bringing a crock pot on vacation! I tip my thinking cap to you!
Enjoy your visit, I have to travel 'cross country to see my big bro!

corners of my life said...

Looks like a fun group of travelers.

Leslie said...

Gorgeous place! I bet that water is cold. Q's first cute!!!
Happy 4th of July. Enjoy your family.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Beautiful just like I remember it.

laurie said...

wow, that is just amazing, I have never saw this, its a sight to behold, your little girl must have had a ball in the snow!!!
Happy fourth of July, enjoy your time with family!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Someday I'd like to visit this. What great photos.

Suzan said...

Beautiful pictures. I am so glad you shared them! On our next trip to the PNW I am going to make sure Hubby gets to see it. Are you going to visit the mesume in Jacksonville? I love the rock room.
Ladybug Cottage

Kerin said...

It's amazing how blue that lake is.
I need to put it on my list of places to go see :)

Have a wonderful Independence day!!

Smiles :)

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Enjoy your day and your family.

acorn hollow said...

that lake is so beautiful. But snow this time of year yech.
It must of been fun for your family though.
looks like a good time.

Leslie said...

Awe-inspiring! Beautiful! What a gorgeous place to see God's creation on display. I'd love to visit there sometime, but I've never been in the north-west. Great pictures of you and your family, Elaine!
Happy 4th!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

What beautiful photos! And what a great place to visit. There are a lot of people in the country who would like to feel temps in the 50's right now! :-)

Happy Independence Day!

Firecracker Kid said...

Ahh, that is absolutely beautiful. I would love to be there right now too. You're family is beautiful too. They look so down to earth :) Happy to see you're having a wonderful time.

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Wow! There are no words I am sure to describe the beauty of that lake! Then I had to wonder "Why are you in long sleeves in this HEAT???" Wow....what does 50 degrees feel like?? Ha, ha! Enjoy your weekend!

camp and cottage living said...

That is an amazing blue lake.
I can see you are all having a great time!
Happy 4th!

Linda W. said...

Your photos and story reminded me that it's been too long since I've visited Crater Lake. And it's only a four-hour drive for me. Time to plan a trip! Enjoy the rest of your vacation in Oregon!

Melanie said...

Wow, that lake is absolutely stunning! Have never seen water so blue. I'll bet Oregon is a beautiful state - I've never been there, but would love to visit one day. Looks so funny to see everyone bundled up when it's 100 degrees here (northern IL)!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Wow! That is stunning! I am adding that to my list of must-see places.

Comeca Jones said...

You are so right the blue of the water is breathtaking.

Sam I Am...... said...

What a great vacation you're having! The pictures are totally gorgeous! I will take 50's any day compared to the heat here! It's almost 8 p.m. and it is still 101...don't even ask what it got to today. I think it's call slow-roasted! LOL! Happy 4th to you a day late! Enjoy! Lovely family photos too! Who's watching the chickens? Someone I hope! You'll probably go home to 2 dozen eggs!

Robyn said...

What absolutely breath taking beauty!.. Sometimes I think a lot of us forget just how beautiful our own country is.. Thank you for sharing these photos
Robyn :)

Robyn said...

What absolutely breath taking beauty!.. Sometimes I think a lot of us forget just how beautiful our own country is.. Thank you for sharing these photos
Robyn :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

How can they have snow this time of the year? What s the altitude???