Vacation Pics

This Summer’s vacation centered around long walks along forested trails, laying on sandy beaches, and a bit of white water rafting. My children, husband and I spent two and a half weeks camping in Oregon.  I’ve been wanting to see my neighboring state for years and I’m so glad we finally did it. It’s easy to forget, living in the sprawling metropolis that is Los Angeles, that there are forests growing in the United States. Now that I have been to Oregon I can say without hesitation that I have spent time surrounded by miles and miles and miles of trees.

My plan was to wear a whole bunch of cute camping outfits and have my husband photograph me looking adorable while sightseeing our national treasures. Unfortunately my regime of jeans, T-shirts and sweatshirts just wasn’t all that exciting.  I do have some great photos of an outfit I wore while exploring Sacramento, but that will be next. In the meantime here are some photos of my vacation.

First we stopped in Sacramento, the capitol city of California…


Then it was on to the Southern coast of Oregon…

We then drove up the coast to Astoria and the Columbia River, where we stayed in a beautiful campground by the ocean…

After a few days exploring the beaches and towns of Northern Oregon, we drove south to the scenic Rogue River where we went white water rafting!  We saw two Bald Eagles (wow!) and wild turkeys as well as egrets on our trip down the river.

Many of my blogging friends are happily posting photos of their recent vacations too.  I want to thank Stephanie of “The Loudmouth Lifestyle” for the very cute post on her recent camping vacation (You can see here)  which inspired my layout. Thanks Stephanie!

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19 Responses to Vacation Pics

  1. Alexis of NorthOnHarper August 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    I love your photos— and you make camping look quite enticing!
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    • Heather Fonseca August 26, 2011 at 4:03 pm #

      Oh it’s fun! You have to try it one day. There are some really nice campgrounds near L.A., but you need to get reservations way in advance.

  2. Stacey - Total City Girl
    August 25, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    You have such elaborate camping gear! I’m such a city girl – I can’t even imagine doing that! I do love rafting though. 🙂 You got some great shots – thanks for sharing.
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    • Heather Fonseca August 26, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

      Glad you like the shots! Camping is fun with kids and it’s certainly less expensive than staying in a hotel, which is part of why we do it. I also like getting away from it all, which camping can provide.

  3. Paula August 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    I remember back in May or so we were thinking of posting cute camping outfits! Hard to think of fashion while camping–I dunno–nature just seems to get the best of you!
    Love the photos–looks like you had a great time.
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    • Heather Fonseca August 26, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

      Yes, I was trying to come up with some good outfits but it just didn’t happen!

  4. Leia August 26, 2011 at 4:35 am #

    Sounds like a wonderful vacation!

  5. Oh to Be a Muse
    August 26, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    i’m not into camping, but these photos of astoria and the oregon coast look awesome.

    • Heather Fonseca August 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

      Astoria was really gorgeous. I want to go back!

  6. SACRAMENTO August 26, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    So beautiful. I love the photo of Sacramento, I have to visit my town soo, and the one of the fire.
    Thank you for sharing, dear Heather.
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    • Heather Fonseca August 26, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

      The city of Sacramento is really beautiful, and the fact that they left their old Victorian buildings intact is really saying something about the place.

  7. Dress Code: High Fashion
    August 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    Oregon is super beautiful! Nice to see you had a good vacation.

  8. Abigail August 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    I love the picture of the beautiful state of Oregon..Can wait to see the other picture you are mentioning about..
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  9. Lee Oliveira August 29, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    WOW.. what a fabulous place..
    Glad you had lots of fun
    lee x
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  10. mary jo
    August 29, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    Those pictures look so relaxing Heather! I can tell you had a great time! I love the idea of reading in the tent.

    xo Mary Jo
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  11. Sarah August 29, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    nice shot hope to experience that…Those pictures look so relaxing,,.
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  12. citizen rosebud
    August 29, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    Looks liek a lot of fun and I see you got some R&R time, too.
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