After being on the road for over two weeks visiting people we love, we decided to take some time for just our little family of four. We stayed two nights at a river house off of Rogue river. If you are ever in Oregon and need a retreat, we highly recommend this cute little resting place.
We rested as much as you can with a toddler and a 7-week old, but truly enjoyed time grilling, exploring and being together.
We packed up the crew early Wednesday morning and headed out to see Crater Lake. We were very lucky that the lake was visible considering the smoke that had blown in from all of the fires happening in northern California and southern Oregon. If we would have gone even a couple of hours later the lake would have not been visible from the edge. I can’t even imagine how beautiful this lake is when the skies are completely clear. We were blown away by the serenity of the lake and the bright blue still waters. It is definitely a site that we will go back to again and visit as a family.
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We enjoyed a short hike, picnic lunch and then headed back to the calming Rogue river.
These two days were a little bit of a challenge for me considering I had no service, but I quickly learned to relax and be completely present with my family.
The next day, we woke up to ash falling from the sky. It was as if we were living inside of a campfire. The air quality was terrible, so we packed up quickly and headed out of Oregon in the direction of Nevada. It was the first time I have ever had to google for an interactive fire map to make sure we weren’t driving right into the current fires.
We took a few different roads, but made it safely to Reno.
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