United States of America · 6 Days · 54 Moments · September 2016

Somu Muthaiah

Somu & Annu's adventure to Portland

8 September 2016

Well thats the end of this one hell of a road trip!! Had a fab 5 days .. We picked up lots of interests towards national park.. The road trip was so relaxing in some aspects, Annu helped big time driving while coming back.. She has become my lil pinky driver.. So here is the pic of the souvenirs we collected (we did not have all of em here ) .. And wish to collect many more... Signing off until our next lil adventure !!

7 September 2016

Some more !!
Here we go... The blue killer !!!!
Checking in today, as We did not have enough time yday, the final day of our 5 day road trip adventure... What can i say.. Oh my!! It was scenic overdose for us.. If the 4 th day was green green maniac.. The last day took our breath way by hitting us with the beautiful blue Crater lake.. Its sad that we just had a single day to go around, but decided we will come back again.. We started from Sutherlin towards Crater lake national park around 10 in the morning and we went via Umpquoa national forest.. The pics here are taken while going via Umpquo national forest.. Its Tiago bridge.. So refreshing to see the bridge in that quite tranquil environment.

6 September 2016

One hell of a day, hiking the 420 trail loop in Multnamoh falls.. Its so scenic, it was a beautiful 4.5 miles loop hike.. We covered 5 beautiful waterfalls, Multnamoh, weisindanger, Ecolo, fairy falls, Wakhiyahma... And lots of creeks in between.. It was very remote at certain places and so we were afraid a lil bit.. But its worth it. We started back to Slutherin for the nights stay... Tomorrow its going to be craters lake.!! Adding some pics here of this beautiful day
Multnamoh !!!
We started at around 5 from Columbian river gorge highway towards Slutherin. We stopped at Salem for a quick indian dinner at the place called Cuisine India owned by a punjabi family, the food was quiet delicious. We reached Slutherin at 10.05 PM.. I am so tired, my body needs lot of rest. I even felt lil feverish in the morning, but I am getting better. Missing the comfort of home sweet home. P. S Adding some pics here

5 September 2016

Annu veluthu katting πŸŽ‰
At papa petes for dinner .. Good pizzeria !!! Yummy and nice beer.. Microbrew, amber πŸΊπŸΊπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹
Some more pics !!
Had an amazing time hiking the boundary trial .. I was lil skeptic to carry on with the trial but annu kutti persisted and it was great.. It was worth the tiny risk we took.. πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒ.. Had an amazing view of spirit lake at the end of the trial.. And we also got to see the craters formed in St helens πŸ—»πŸ”β›° .. It was a beautiful day overall. So happy and great full
Up in the forest learning center.. Informative and educational. We even spotted a group of elks from the viewing area... 🐐🐏🐐
We stopped at the Helens visitor center and went over the exhibits pretty quickly, saw a quick movie abt the erruption on May 18th. It was informative and nice... Took a map frm there for the uphill drive to Forest learning center and Johnston Ridge observatory. The drive is so scenic... Washington reminded me of new england and as it is publicized it is an Evergreen state . Some pics here of our drive to the observatory🌲🌲🌲🌲🌴🌳🌴🌳🌲🌲🌲
Heading to mount st.Helene !! Evergreen state πŸŒ²πŸŒ³πŸŒ΄πŸŒΎπŸƒπŸŒΏ
Breakfast at Panera Breads !!
Last night was disappointing :(.. Poor Annu!!
Going to check out Mount Helen

4 September 2016

Beer tasting at bjs 😍
Dinner at BJs .. Nd getting ready for the night life πŸ‘™πŸ‘‘πŸ˜—β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜› lol
And she said.. She needs to ride the cycle.. So we took two cycles from the bike hub and drove 1.4 miles uphill to forest park entrance. Nasty biking uphill, and too good cruising down πŸ‘πŸ‘.. Back to hotel now... Next plan after 1.30 hrs
Coffee time at vivacia - local expresso !! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ©πŸ©
Tri Met .. Portland local transit
Such a big line for this donut cafe !! .. We dont care.. We didnt try
This is really a big book store
Lunch at Siri indian restaurant
Visited the beautiful japanese garden!!
All set to explore portland !!
Good morning Portland !!!
Hey Sandakaari... Rendu gundu muliyala yena meratura πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ˜·πŸ€’
Uuuffff!! Finally reached the hotel after a tiring night drive for 5 plus hrs .... πŸ˜žπŸ˜žπŸ˜“πŸ˜“

3 September 2016

Heyyyyy !! Oregan !! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½
Chu chu & coffee time !! Potty time for pattu pilla !! 🚽🚽
Got the sun πŸ˜€
Scenic !!
Black buttee
Pondatti... Starts driving to portland from McCloud falls !! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
Some pics we took at the beautiful middle falls in McCloud... Wish I could dive and swin.. The urge was big this time πŸ˜€
Mccloud lower falls πŸ‘ŒπŸ½
We reached the lower mccloud falls.. Should i wake her up πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ€”πŸ€”
And she slept !!
Local stout at The restaurant.. Tastes watery ..not so good ..
Quick walk on the car show event before lunch πŸ˜€
On the way down!!
Cry baby πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Horse camp trail
Thousand steps and here she is... Rest !!!
Mt shasta .. In the bunny trail
Done with Breakfast.. All set to hike
Annu into papayas
Good nite

2 September 2016

Checked in into Americas best value inn.. This hotel is good, satisfied for what we payed. .. Plan is to get early tomo.. As early as 6.. And start around 7.00 to mount shasta. But what we are going to do there.. Tats the adventure !!
Dinner at favorite indian restaurant πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ€’πŸ€’
Here is our next fresh road trip !! Here v come, Portland !! 😻😻