Despite being a bit under the weather, we had a short window of opportunity to head to Portland and visit the Historic Waterfall Highway on the Columbia Gorge. We almost made it down last year, but Owen was a newborn and things just didn’t pan out the way we had hoped. Because it had been a few years since our last visit, we were highly motivated to make it work this year. I knew going into the trip that I wasn’t feeling good and that photographing a one year old is tricky business. I had to give myself a pep talk. There was likely to be no good photos in the bunch. I had to accept that and not get upset if nothing Christmas card worthy happened. Going into with low expectations made for a better trip. There was a short window for photo taking before the rain moved in. We made it just in time. I love this historic highway. Jeremy and I have been going together over the last decade and it holds a special place in my heart. I love it at anytime of year, but especially in the fall! Here are a few of the pictures we took today and a flashback to years past!