Dave and I decided to do a one day road trip to Baker City, Oregon yesterday. It's about a 2 hour drive, cooler and lots to do there. Our first stop was to the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center , a fascinating look at how the settlers came thru the area. The ones that survived atleast! Quite a historical overview. Here's some pics of some of the highlights!
The main building up on a bluff overlooking the valley
Hitting the trails
Tough and dirty life
Oxen were used, much tougher than horses and stronger
Some brought goats
Gotta bring everything!
Love the simple reproduction quilt
have to bring some nicer essentials
Nice porcelain pitcher
Love the decorative tepee
Gorgeous bead work!
Gorgeous memorial quilt for volunteers
Lots of native plants outside, looks like an aster
Various junipers or sage?
view down into the valley below and Baker City
It was a fun trip and I really admire the people who migrated west! We had lunch in Baker, then hit a thrift store. Sadly nothing there for me :( Ice cream then we headed home. We actually hit a thrift store in Boise since we were a block from there before coming home. No luck, oh well. Next time we're going to a famous ghost town Silver City.
Adventures in Baby Sitting-
We had the pleasure of babysitting our new grandchild River today for about 4 hours. It's amazing how much STUFF comes with the baby! Diaper bag, changing stuff, car seat, bouncer chair (worked great!) and breast milk in the fridge. We had a great time, and he slept about half the time. What fun!
our bed ala changing area
Grandpa holding River
Grandpa feeding baby :)
our simple nursery set up
nice and quiet with blackout curtains!
Our Grandson can enjoy some of his Mom's former decor, butterflies! She had them in high school, now they're in the nursery :)