Wednesday, June 10, 2009

~Part 2 of Second Stop Crater Lake Oregon~

Gary and I could not believe our eyes! Mom and Dad had been to Crater Lake and wanted us to experience its beauty. I think our jaws dropped opened, at first I didn't think it was real, really it was so still and calm just the reflection of the sky and clouds could be seen in the water.
What a sight to behold, God had his hands on this one for sure. Some quick history of Crater Lake; The lake was formed approximately 7,700 years ago when a 12,000-foot-tall volcano collaped follwing a major eruption. The lake depth is 1,943 feet and width 4.5 to 6 miles, annual snowfall is 44 feet. Enjoy the pictures and click on them if you like to enlarge.

Back to the car to put our souvenirs away. We all fell in love with Oregon what a beautiful state.
Back on the road again. Next stop Port Angles Washington.


Joanne Kennedy said...

Wow! Those photos are breath taking! So pretty. Looks like a professional took those photos.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

OH Goodness! How beautiful. So awe inspiring. Crater Lake is now on my list of places I have to visit! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful pictures.

blushing rose said...

Again, you have captured this beautiful place ... we love visiting there ... occasionally the W. Coast pulls at our heartstrings, but we are happily displaced. TTFN ~Marydon

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Wow! That is hard to believe. It looks photoshopped because it's just too beautiful! We lived in Eugene,Oregon back in the '80's while my husband was in Grad School. We LOVED our three years there!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fabulous photos! I went to Crater lake years ago and it is beyond description! What a wonderful trip!

Susie Homemaker said...

You have surely visited God's Country...and your photos take my breath away...can't wait to see the next place!


Terry said...

Welcome back from vacation .
WOW your photos are just incredible.
What an amazing journey.
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pictures.
I can hardly believe the beauty.
Blessings to you both !

Pink Slippers said...

What a gorgeous place. WOW!

Cottage Rose said...

OH My Goodness!!!! What lovely photos. The lake looks just like a mirror, so still. I can see why you love it there. Just amazing. Thanks for sharing them... Wow it has been awhile since I have been by for a visit, glad I stopped....


Rebecca Ramsey said...

Wow, it really is breathtaking! So beautiful!
Thank you for sharing those photos!

Martha said...

What beautiful photos of a beautiful part of our country!

sandy said...

I'm really enjoying your beautiful photos. Wow, what a great time you must have had. I love road trips.

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi again! What beautiful pictures of Crater peaceful and serene. We took a snowmobile trip up to the western side during winter two years ago and it was just fantastic. Quite, nobody around but the four of us (we went with friends). Had lunch back at Diamond Lake...was a trip worth taking! You were pretty close to our back yard! Well, have a great week,