Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me

 Since yesterday was my birthday, I decided that since I didn't have any cards to post...(except my birthday cards which I will probably post later), I would post the drive hubby took me on.

Here we are on our way to Lake Simtustus in Central Oregon.  It's not too far to drive but it's really windy but not a lot of traffic, which I liked.

I didn't take many shots of the drive there because it's just sort of drab and boring.


Here is the first part of the lake that we took a photo of and we were sort of surprised that this part of the lake looks green....we weren't sure why that is...because as you can see in the next photo...it's blue.  I am sure there IS an explanation, we just don't have one.







 And, here, you can see what I am talking about.  Maybe the sun/shade...???  I have no clue. It's all the same lake.

I didn't take photos of the actual RV camp but it was set on a high hill and some of the RV's were parked at the very edge.  I told hubby that our luck, I would get out in the middle of the night and forget which way I was supposed to go and step over the edge.  Beautiful view, though, on the edge.  Just not for me :-)

Then, we drove on up to Pelton Park Store and Marina/Roxy's Cafe.  We had a yummy burger and no, I was too busy eating it to take a photo.  Dang!!
On down the road, we stopped at Pelton Dam and looked over the edge at the water and I saw some Indian Ponies down by the water.  I put my camera on zoom....otherwise you wouldn't have been able to see them.   They look closer than they actually were.

Then, we drove out to the highway and came on home.   It was a nice day and a nice drive.  I was planning on taking more pictures than I did, but we just were enjoying the scenery and quiet.
Here is the birthday cake my hubby made me, German Chocolate cake with Coconut/Pecan Icing. My favorite!!!

He opted to only put one candle in it, for fear of burning down the house ;-)

Oh, I didn't mention, he bought me a new camera,  (purple) with all kinds of features on it....so I will be learning how to use it in the upcoming weeks and months.


Have a great day!!


3 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures, Char - looks like you had a great birthday! That is my favorite cake, too:) So sweet of your husband to make it for you!

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  2. Beautiful pictures, Char - looks like you had a great birthday! That is my favorite cake, too:) So sweet of your husband to make it for you!

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  3. Happy Belated Birthday, Char! Love the pictures and the cake looks delicious. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead! Hope everyone is doing well.

    ~Kristie

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