snow. snow. and more snow.

This last weekend we headed over the mountains to Bend which is about 3.5 hours southeast of Portland. We left Saturday morning, but the night before we left there was a giant snowstorm that blanketed pretty much the whole area we were traveling through with 10 inches of snow!

Lucky us, right?

It took us 6 hours to get to Bend!
(we could have driven to the nearest In & Out in Redding, CA in that amount of time)

Going up and over Mt. Hood was no problem since it was graveled we had plenty of traction, but once we got out of the mountains and onto the straight country highway, the roads were like sheets of ice.

We saw a few people spin out of control and end up in the ditch including a truck right in front of us!

But (yes, I just started a sentence with but) we made it with lots of praying and Chris's safe driving skills.
To take my mind off of the scary roads, I took pictures...

watch out for cows:
more trees:
We had a great time once we were in Bend, but we spent more time driving there than
hours we were awake enjoying ourselves!

the neighborhood we stayed in:
the amazing view from the house we stayed in:
this is the view from off the deck:
Driving back on Sunday afternoon, we decided to take a different way.

It still took us 6 hours to get home but it lacked the whole ice part, which was okay with us!
It was a pretty drive and I am so thankful that we made it safely!

Why were we in Bend you ask? Check out my last post here.
To listen to the Strangers & Pilgrims CD click here.
(that's my husband playing bass!)


  1. Sarah on December 21, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    Scary! I hate driving in the snow! I'm glad you guys are home safely!

  2. KiraLynn on December 21, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    That would freak me out! I'm glad you got back safely.

    When blogging I start sentences with "but" or "and" all the time. I would rather my blog be closer to how I actually talk than grammatically correct so I think it's fine!

    Thanks for the heads up on the tights. I might be driving through downtown tomorrow so I will check it out if I do.

  3. josephinechoo on December 21, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    The scenery is great and nice! White Christmas for your family.

  4. ms. elisabeth on December 21, 2010 at 8:51 PM

    so pretty!
    at least you had pretty things to look at on your long drive :)


  5. my name is lauren. on December 22, 2010 at 9:56 PM

    so glad you made it back in one piece!

    and the snow is crazy! i wish we had a little bit of that here. it would make me a very happy girl :).


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