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Crater Lake,Oregon and more!

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

Before Elisa and Aaron left for home we all traveled to Crater Lake because no one in either family had ever been there. It was on our "bucket list" of sights to see. And was it ever a sight to behold!

The blue beauty of Crater Lake extends beyond its depth. At 1,943 feet deep, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in America. Famous for its beautiful blue color, the lake's water comes directly from snow or rain -- there are no inlets from other water sources. This means no sediment or mineral deposits are carried into the lake, helping it maintain its rich color and making it one of the cleanest and clearest lakes in the world.

Karen and I started a tradition of spending a week or more with each grandkid when they turned 13. Well, we have twins, Macy and Zoe in the Edgington family. Rather than do their trip together we took Macy (born first at 2:31 AM) last year, which meant Zoe (born a minute later at 2:32 AM) had to wait an extra year.

During Zoe's week we kayaked on the lake in Stewart State Recreation Area, visited the High Desert Museum and tubed down the Deschutes river in Bend, Oregon, eventually arriving at Spring Drive RV campground below Mt. Hood. We spent our last day together enjoying a delicious dinner at the Timberline lodge, Cascade dining room.

From Mt. Hood it was a two hour drive to Portland to return Zoe back home. We had a great time getting to know Zoe on a much deeper level. These trip really give us a chance to KNOW our grandkids.


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