Last weekend was, of course, Memorial Day Weekend. My husband's brother came down for a visit, which was great fun. We decided to drive down to Willamette Mission State Park on Saturday for a walk--I hadn't been to the park in years and my husband (and kids) had never been.
It was oddly quiet there, which was a welcome surprise. The park is the site of the oldest Mission in the Oregon territory, as well as the landing of the oldest ferry crossing in the state (that would be the Wheatland Ferry). I don't think the kids cared at all about the history, but they loved the ferry!
|The start of our walk|
|The Willamette River|
|The kids get a rock-skipping lesson from their uncle|
|My husband showing his mad rock-skipping skills|
|The Wheatland Ferry|
|My daughter on the trail|
|Good luck reading this... but it explains the history of the Mission|
|The "Ghost Mission" across Mission Lake. This used to be the Willamette river,, but the river changed course after a flood many years ago|
|That's a big tree....|