I had the best day.

Free from the terrible guilt of unfinished homework, Lucas and I planned to spend Canada Day away from the noise of the city.  We slept in- something that has taken on a new meaning since most of my workdays now begin at 4:15am. After getting dressed and packing the necessities into the car, we made a quick stop at starbucks and hit the road. An hour later, we arrived at Multnomah Falls.

(Photo from Multnomah Falls Lodge website)

Isn’t it beautiful? Since we had no other plans for the day than to eat a locally-grown lunch in the Lodge, we decided to take the huge loop to the top of the falls and then past another 4 waterfalls before returning to the base. Not surprisingly, this was considerably more difficult than it looked on paper. The majority of the hike was uphill- and by ‘uphill’ I mean 60 degree angle uphill. The views from each waterfall were completely worth every step. The forest was a lovely green in true Oregon fashion and beautifully quiet.

3 hours later at the base of Multnomah Falls, we sat in the sun-lit dinning room of the lodge. Lucas had a really awesome looking (and probably tasting) burger, while I had a plate filled with cheese, fresh bread, apples and Northwest smoked salmon. It was beyond words amazing. In the car, on the way home, it started to rain. Really, I could not have asked for a better day.

I could get used to having significantly fewer obligations.