Saturday, June 12, 2010

Weekend Getaway

On to another location in the NW lush forest lands.
John and I spent our Anniversary at a favorite hot springs on the McKenzie river.

This place has it all if you enjoy quiet solitude, hot mineral swimming pool,
and magical, meandering, 'foresty' places to wander. It has numerous, well-kept, garden areas, both natural and formal -
each, as you happen upon them, more amazing than the last.
And the whole while, the continuous roar of the majestic river as background music.

These photos really don't do it justice. (especially since you can't feel the soothing heat of the mineral pool
or hear the sound of the river, or smell the mossy forest...sorry, you'll have to use your imagination
or just go there sometime.)


Our second day was marvelously sunny.(We were so glad, because our first day
definitely was not! We had a lovely, cool downpour while we were in the hot pool.)

The view from our lodge window....



The View


And some of the garden areas....






Belknap Gardens


The McKenzie-(taken from the middle of the bridge). Up-river and down-river.





The River






Trail






Forest

5 comments:

Janie Gourley said...

Sounds like you had a great time. You should stop and see us next time you are so close. Happy Anniversay!

Jan J. said...

Wow, I could LIVE there - lovely. I love the shadow photo - what a great idea! Happy Anniversary!

Trish said...

We spent our honeymoon at the private cabin across the street (owned by the family)! We're going back in October for our 7th anniversary. Love it there. So glad you got to go enjoy!

grandma and grandpa said...

So fun to revisit that beautiful place via your pictures. We loved it there too. Mom

Nanajoy said...

Just beautiful Cheri! So glad you could get away for a few days and enjoy!