We hadn't really planned in advance anything exciting for Memorial Day weekend. Saturday we spent the day outside enjoying a few spots in Portland and Milwaukie.
Our first stop was Elk Rock Garden. If you live in the area and are looking for a beautiful place to walk around, this garden is spectacular. It is nestled away with an amazing view of the Willamette River, several walking paths, beautiful plants and a large grassy area.
For more information on Elk Rock Garden, click HERE.
Late Saturday night we decided that we wanted to go stay somewhere Sunday night. We agreed on the Hood River area and I booked a room at Cooper Spur Resort. We headed out Sunday morning and spent a good portion of the day on the sandy beach of the Columbia River. We flew our kite, threw rocks in the water, walked around, watched the kite surfers and played in the water. It was a beautiful afternoon.
The Columbia Gorge
Amelia and I relaxing
A beautiful day on the river
Flying a kite
After spending the day outside we headed to where we would be staying. Cooper Spur Resort is beautiful. It was quiet and tucked away in the hills with beautiful wood cabins and an adorable lodge.
Amelia and Mark in our room. I LOVE the wood detailing in the rooms.
After we checked into our room we headed out for a drive to watch the sunset over Mt. Hood. The area we had hoped to go to was closed, so we ended up on some forest service road. It was a beautiful view!
Photo of Mt. Hood at sunset (taken with my iPhone)
Hanging out in the woods
It was really nice to get away, even if it was just for one night. I'm definitely looking forward to spending more time with my little family this summer.