One of the highlights of San Fransciso for me was walking down the winding Lombard Street. Cars were lined up waiting their turn for the trip to the bottom.
I also enjoyed seeing the fancy Victorian row of houses called “The Painted Ladies.”
We took a bus tour through the city since it was too foggy to have a boat ride around Alcatraz and under the Golden Gate Bridge. Chinatown was quite colorful.
Claire Bleu and Polly got a ride in a rickshaw.
The fog was starting to lift as we left SF.
We drove up the California coast and through Redwoods National Park. Our bus was just too big to drive through the Chandelier Tree.
We were disappointed that it was so foggy at Crater Lake. Even though the sky was white the water still looked blue.
In Sisters, Oregon we stopped at the wonderful quilt store The Stitching Post. I felt honored to have my picture taken with the owner, Jean Wells who is also a Quilt Artist, Author, and Instructor. She has written 27 quilting books.
At Brownsville, Oregon we stopped for soup and homemade bread with raspberry jelly at Mark’s cousin Sharon Yoder Kraybill’s place.
And then Dorcas Smucker, bless her heart, drove to meet us there for lunch too. I was so pleased to meet the author of Life in the Shoe. She has written 4 books and “Tea and Trouble Brewing” is in the top 10 list of World Magazine’s self published authors. Congratulations, Dorcas. I love to read her writings.
We drove on to Portland, OR to visit our 1st cousin Yvonne who graciously served us supper and hosted all 15 of us for the night and breakfast.
Sheila and Polly enjoy the view of Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.
Paul waves at us from the bridge.
On Labor Day in September 1995, a 400-ton boulder, loosened by erosion, fell 225 feet (69 m) from the face of the waterfall into the upper cascade pool, above Benson Bridge. It caused a 70-foot (21 m) splash of water and gravel to wash over the footbridge, causing minor injuries to twenty members of a wedding party that happened to be on the bridge posing for photos at the time.
And now we are in Yakama, Washington visiting our father’s brother, Uncle Daniel & Aunt Betty and their family.