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I know you all must just be dying to know where we went on my big birthday surprise adventure, so I figured it was about time to share some photos and stories with you!

Last week we packed up and headed East to the mountains, pines and rivers inland.  All the maples were in full color and the drive was absolutely stunning.  We spent a night camped on a back road and headed out in the morning to the Mckenzie River.  The Mckenzie and the surrounding area is unbelievably beautiful and we spent the afternoon outside, hiking through glowing-green moss-dripping old growth forest, picking white chanterelles and fishing for beautiful leopard spotted cutthroat trout.

That evening we headed on to Breitenbush Hot Springs, one of my absolute favorite places in the world (check out this post for more about Breitenbush).  We spent two days there, soaking in the hot springs, reading endlessly, napping, and generally taking it really easy.  It felt great to just allow ourselves to do nothing and be a little indulgent.  Over all it was a perfect birthday adventure and one I will remember for years to come.  Here are a few more photos from the trip ~ Enjoy!


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