Since we’ve been moving slow (even for us) we decided that we would try to put some miles behind us today. On another recommendation, we headed to Silver Falls. A popular state park will huge falls (note the tiny people in the photo) and great hiking. The main falls pour out over a ledge and you can hike behind them – something Bode was keen on doing. He remembered that this is where the secret entrance was when the Mystery Inc. gang unmasked the Wiki Tiki in Aloha, Scooby Doo. Anyway, he told us about the movie multiple times. Random note: Snookie was an expert in rocket science and created the demons.
We did find some tiny caves, but no bad guy hide-outs.
Bode is getting pretty good at hiking a few miles with lots of ups and downs. Somehow, regardless of the length of the trail, he does seem to sense the end and need to be on dad’s shoulders for the final stretch.
We took the back-roads up towards Portland and made note of all the Christmas tree farms. They are everywhere. I’m guessing Oregon supplies the majority of ‘holiday trees’ for the nation. We were also surprised to see that clearing fields by burning them seemed to be a pretty common practice.