By: Sharon Nellist
I was under the impression that summer break would imply some rest and relaxation.
Certainly not this summer…..
Even though my last undergraduate year at Portland State does not arrive for another 72 days, I already feel slightly overwhelmed with all the work I have this summer in preparation. As well as being on-call for temp work to save enough money to make it through the next year, interviewing for internships, constantly reviewing my schedule choice, and considering graduate school programs.
So when I have a brief moment or a spontaneous weekend of freedom, I look for nearby areas that will assimilate that all so glorious feeling of paradise.
A great little refuge is just a short 30-minute drive across the Washington border – a place called Lewisville Park. It has a clear river swimming hole nested in between towering pines and several wildlife hiking trails.
Moulton Falls is another place that I have my eye keenly on. Just another few miles east of Lewisville Park, it also has several hiking trails with a billowing white falls, an old wooden bridge, and 15-foot cliff just waiting for a brave soul to jump into the icy cool waters below.
Tell me about your paradise?
2 thoughts on “Vacation, all I ever wanted…”
These places look spectacular Sharon! I am definitely checking these places out. I am always on the lookout for clean and clear swimming holes to explore. This past weekend I went to Opal Creek and it was beautiful!
Thanks Xylia – hopefully I will get to Opal Creek before the end of summer too, it looks fantastic and absolutely worth the drive!