Recently my best friends and I had a college reunion in the beautiful state of
Oregon aka Rivendell. Danielle's family lives there and was kind enough
to let us stay with them while we were there.
My second home
To the left is me and our gracious host Jean Pierre and to the right with our two friends Zach and Paul
JP was born and raised in Switzerland. He can speak about five or six languages. Before we left for the day, JP sent us off with a beautiful prayer spoken in Swiss for us.
Me and my friend Zach Eileen and Danielle Christa
One of the greatest members of the Boinay family.
The first place we went to was the beautiful Portland Rose Gardens.
not a picture taken by me because clearly I'm on a hill taking another picture.
We also spent the day in fantastic downtown Portland.
This picture of the Chocolate sign was taken by Betsey
These are some of the most fantastic cards I've ever seen.
Anybody who knows Portland knows that Voodoo doughnuts is one of the most important stops you can make.
These two picture above were taken by Betsey
To me Friday was known as "GOONIE DAY!" What kid hasn't grown up loving the movie
The Goonies? We went to Astoria and Cannon Beach to see
all the places that The Goonies was filmed.
The first place we hit up was the actual house that was used as Mikey and Brand Walsh's house aka The Goonie house.
Right next door was the house that was used as Data's house. Data was the character who
had all the crazy inventions. He often crashed into the Walsh's door instead of entering it.
There is a scene that didn't make the final cut in the movie, but it featured
the Goonies being chased into this store to escape Troy. To the left is the picture
I took while we waited at a stop light. To the right is the store in the scene from the movie.
The next stop was the museum that Mr. Walsh worked at and also the jail
that the Fratellis escaped from.
*website pictureThey had the actual jeep that was driven by Mama Fratelli in the movie.
This is the actual beach where the Goonies looked through One Eyed Willy's coin and saw the rocks line up.
Saturday morning we went to the Portland Temple. It's unbelievably
breathtaking inside and out.
Betsey, me and Danielle
We also hit up Tilamook factory where the most amazing cheese is made.
me with the cows. If I had to guess what they were thinking it would be 'eat more chicken'.
Saturday night we spent the evening at our good friends the Coopers exchanging
memories and funny stories.
It was good seeing our old roommate Val and her family again.
Val and Dillion
Sunday was our last day in Portland, we spent the morning attending church,
and then we hiked around a gorgeous waterfall.
Almost all the waterfall pictures were taken by Betsey.
I'm not quite sure what we're all looking at....
It was such a great trip but I'm happy to be home to P again. Apparently while I was
gone, even though I armed him with plenty of frozen dinners, he ate
PB&J the whole time. Thank goodness I'm back to stop him.