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Crater Lake and Wieners

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Now you know it's going to be a good trip when you sight the Wiener Mobile at the start!

(The license plate says "YUMMY.")


Every Oregonian should visit Crater Lake at least once. And anyone else who can manage it, too! It's soooo beautiful. It's the deepest lake in the United States, and the seventh deepest in the world.

My photos can't do it justice, so try to imagine it even more cobalt blue:




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These two photos make a panoramic view ... but I don't know how to stitch them together, so you'll have to use your imagination again.

We spent a couple of days here ... very beautiful and restful. For the most part.

I had a cold, which diminished my outdoorsy spirit. But I did get up early enough to see the sun rise over the lake Thursday morning. Gorgeous. Then I retired to my room and wrote, while DH and son went fishing nearby, at Diamond Lake. We all had a wonderful time! I got more writing done than I have in weeks.

The old lodge where we stayed had no phones or TVs. Yay! Our family was forced to speak to each other, read, and enjoy NATURE.

Thursday night there was a series of thunder storms lighting up the sky. DH and son just stood at the window watching for at least half an hour. Nature's TV!

The thunder storms knocked out the power in the middle of the night - which meant fire alarms going off when the power went out (11:30) and again when it came back on (4:30). And somewhere in the middle of that, my son lost the hot dog he'd had for dinner.

Repeatedly.

He's fine now. We still don't know if it was altitude sickness or a bad wiener.

Happy Labor Day, everyone. I'm hoping to do some more writing before it's back-to-work and -school.

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jennifer_d_g
Sep. 1st, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
That is one beautiful piece of world there. Wow. I've never been to Oregon and I'd love to go sometime. What's the lake like? I'm guessing it's iceberg cold and I didn't see any boats on it in the photos. Does it freeze in winter?
lkmadigan
Sep. 2nd, 2007 05:11 am (UTC)
You must come visit! Oregon is a great place ... and I'd love to meet you. :-)

The lake is coldcoldcold. I don't think it freezes in winter, although apparently nearby Diamond Lake does. They do boat tours to Wizard Island (the little wizard-hat-shaped island) ... the boats look like tiny toys on the lake. We didn't get to do that ... maybe next time.

seaheidi
Sep. 1st, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
Yay Super Weenies!
kellyrfineman
Sep. 1st, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
My S had altitude sickness in Colorado once -- repeated vomiting and a spiky fever. Poor little thing.

The lake is GORGEOUS!
rusalkatrix
Sep. 1st, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC)
Ooh, what lovely pictures . . .
alison23
Sep. 1st, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
Ahh, my dear friend the Wienermobile! It does my heart good to see it. But wow, I think Crater Lake almost eclipses the Wienermobile in beauty. Almost. ;-P
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lkmadigan
Sep. 2nd, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
Re: Hot dog!
Yes, it was really beautiful - I do feel lucky we had good weather. And the thunderstorms were beautiful in their own way, too.

tracyworld
Sep. 2nd, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
Wow. Gorgeous photos. The whole trip sounds wonderful (with the exception of losing the wienie).

Definitely want to visit there someday.
fabulousfrock
Sep. 2nd, 2007 03:59 am (UTC)
Lovely!! I want to go to Oregon...
sookie06
Sep. 2nd, 2007 06:52 am (UTC)
Very pretty! Hubby and I were going to go to a café today and sit and write together, but I woke up with a cold and was going to cancel. But now when you say you wrote a lot despite of having a cold, I feel like I can do it, too!
lkmadigan
Sep. 3rd, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
How are you feeling?

Summer colds SUCK.

sookie06
Sep. 3rd, 2007 07:12 am (UTC)
They do, and very often they're way tougher than other colds. Luckily, this one's quite mild so far. How are you?
I did get a teensy bit of writing done yesterday!
lkmadigan
Sep. 3rd, 2007 03:09 pm (UTC)
I feel much better. Less congested ... but more of a cough now. Hope yours moves along quickly.

I'm glad you got some writing done. Even a teensy bit is good!

Now I'm off to do my teensy bit, instead of blogging.

xo
ophelialaughs
Sep. 2nd, 2007 01:26 pm (UTC)
These are truly lovely photos.
lkmadigan
Sep. 3rd, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
Thank you!
crissachappell
Sep. 21st, 2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
Those clouds remind me of brushstrokes. So lovely.
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