Tuesday, January 1, 2019

CHRISTMAS OUTINGS

With family members visiting for Christmas from out of state, we decided to go to Multnomah Falls, which is about an hour drive from our home.  It is located along the Columbia River east of Portland, Oregon.  It was raining and cloudy, but it didn't keep raining all the time.  We couldn't even see the top of the waterfall because of the clouds.  Multnomah Falls is the 2nd highest year round waterfall in the United States (620 feet).  All the younger family members climbed up to the top of the falls, but I just went up to the bridge.  We had been to see it years ago, but not since we moved here 4 years ago.



 Another outing was to visit the Pittock Mansion in Portland that we had never seen before.  This house was built in 1914 by the man who started the Oregonian newspaper in Portland.


It's located in a forest park within the city.  And it was also foggy when we went there.


 This picture was taken at about 11:30 AM after we had toured the home.


The house was decorated for Christmas and I took a few pictures inside.  This one is a tower of tea cups glued together.


Quilting and painting was featured in this sleeping porch.





Here are a couple of the Christmas trees that were on display.



There were 2 men playing the piano that is original to the house.


We have had a wonderful time with our family.  Soon things will return to normal and I will start sewing again.  I have a special project that I will be working on for a friend and will share that with you next time.

Happy New Year to all!

8 comments:

Lori said...

I haven't been to Multnomah Falls in years and only have hiked to Pittock Mansion in Forest Park. It looks really lovely for the holidays.
Happy new year!

---"Love" said...

I'm so glad you had such a good time with your family, and at such beautiful places! Thanks for sharing pictures of a place I'll never get to see. I love that red/white quilt in the sleeping room! Happy New Year, with lots of fun days of quilting! ---"Love"

Quilting Babcia said...

Great photos and memories of our trips to Multnomah Falls. We never got to Pittock Mansion when we lived there so fun to see those photos. Happy New Year!

Katie said...

Beautiful photos! It looks like a fun time with family.

Janet O. said...

I love Multnomah Falls. When we were there last year you couldn't go beyond the lower lookout. The trail to the bridge and beyond was closed. Glad they have things fixed now.
I have not heard of that mansion, and I have been in Portland many times. Looks like something worth seeing. Love the teacup tree.

a good yarn said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day. We are holed up in th aircon as we outside temps reach 41 degC. Errrrrgghh! A
little rain would be most welcome here. I like the team cup tree very much.

Marsha B said...

Sounds like you had a lot of family fun! It is nice to see things through someone else's eyes when they visit. We have been to Multnomah Falls a few times when traveling to visit kids and it is so beautiful to watch. The ice cream is good, too! Have fun and enjoy some sewing time soon.

Barb said...

What fabulous decorations on the house tour. I pinned several. I really love the tea cup tree! The falls are beautiful
Happy New Year