30 April 2014

A Trip Down Memory Lane That Brought Us Up A Mountain (and the WORD on Wednesday)

Back in time to Easter 2014~
 
I had been thinking about visiting a certain destination for quite a long time...
 
I consulted a topographic map
(which made it clear this wasn't going to be an easy trip for me)...
but still something compelled me to want to see this place--
to relive a little bit of my childhood again.
So Easter of this year we headed towards a certain forest service road
(another clue it wasn't going to be an easy trip)...
on the way there,
I announced I had changed my mind...
my hubby hadn't changed his:)
So up we went on this narrow winding
(but thankfully paved road),
The views were pretty amazing
but there was a reason there are almost no photos going up
(the terrain map was correct and there was no guardrail).
And then we were there...
 
 
The lake was situated amidst a forest on the mountain.
 
 
The water was peaceful and there were lots of reflections to be seen
(along with a family and fishermen).
It was SO quiet...
 
 
Out of order photo--
a bit of the roadside scenery
(in other places you could see nearby mountains and the view at the very top of this mountain is said to be spectacular on a sunny day).
 
 
Moss, moss everywhere--
I LOVE moss, can you tell?
:)
 
 
Some skunk cabbage from across the lake with reflections...
 
 
This is an old picnic shelter...
there were also some camping sites and hiking trails in the area.
 
 
And some very special lake inhabitants.
 
On another note--
for those who might be interested,
tomorrow will be the 63rd National Day of Prayer here in the USA.
My granddaughter and I are planning to say a prayer for our nation...
you are welcome to join us in doing so..
see this website for more info:
 
And some verses quite appropriate for tomorrow
(and everyday)...
 
Rejoice evermore.
 Pray without ceasing.
 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
 I Thessalonians 5:16-18 KJV
 
Blessings,
Aimee
 
Photos:
Mt Hebo area
(Hebo Lake)
 
Note:
As my special visitor is still here...
and still wide awake,
please excuse any errors :)

8 comments:

Linda W. said...

What a beautiful place! And nice photos.

aimee said...

@Linda~
Thanks! It is pretty--not quite what I expected though. Would have liked to hike on one of the trails a bit, but hubby wasn't up to it.
Blessings,
Aimee

Teresa Kasner said...

I'm glad your hubby convinced you to go on up to that pretty lake. I want to revisit a little lake at the top of the lakes on Mt. Hood above Trillium Lake. We camped there when the kids were little and were swarmed by mosquitoes! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Betsy said...

Such a beautiful place Aimee. Thank you for sharing with us. The tadpole/frog picture is amazing.

I'm joining you in prayer today for our nation. We surely need it.

Blessings,
Betsy

aimee said...

@Teresa~
LOL--he knows me too well. I have a love/hate relationship with twisty, narrow mountain roads. He told me he was happy to take me there as long as I understood we weren't turning around till we reached the lake :) :) I am glad we went though.
Oh I hope you get to go to the lake on Mt Hood--it sounds totally amazing (except for the whole mosquito thing--LOL)!
Blessings,
Aimee

@Betsy~
You are most welcome! I LOVED the water life there:)
Thanks for all your prayers for our country...I totally agree we are in need of much prayer.
Blessings,
Aimee

Becky L. said...

oh dear, windy roads. But glad you had a good time. My husband likes to drive fast around curves sometimes so I do tell him to slow down sometimes. We did some twisty turns out of Mosier last week to find some pretty wildflowers! It was worth the trip and I was driving! Take care, my friend!

Lorrie said...

What a lovely secluded lake to visit. I'm glad you braved the winding roads (with your husband's help).
Prayer is certainly needed for God's will to be done in your country and in mine.

aimee said...

@Becky~
I don't mind the twisty nature of mountain roads--just the drop offs:)
You must have been above the town of Mosier in the orchard area up there---you are one brave lady. Glad you had a great time!
Blessings,
Aimee

@Lorrie~
It was nice to get away from the crowds for awhile:) I am happy we went and actually might consider going back again (this time might be easier as I would know what to expect).
Lorrie--we are in agreement. Much prayer is needed. I will remember beautiful Canada in my prayers also:)
Blessings,
Aimee

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