Friday, September 9, 2011

Old Photo Friday: September 2001

WHO: Stacy and Simon
WHAT: Playing tour guide to out of town guest
WHERE: Crater Lake, OR
WHEN: September 2001

Just a week prior to the attacks of 9/11, my friend Simon arrived from Australia. He spent sometime on a tour bus in the southwestern part of the U.S., before flying into Portland for a couple of weeks.

We had a great time while he was here....we toured Oregon and Washington, Mount St. Helens, a Seattle Mariner's baseball game, Eugene, an Oregon Ducks game, Multnomah Falls, most of Portland (including a yummy Thanksgiving-esque turkey dinner at Huber's), Yamhill County's wine country and a day-long trip down to Crater Lake.

While there was much joy and adventure during his visit, we could all feel that dark shadow of fear and death that enveloped most of us throughout that fall and winter of 2001. It's hard to believe that 10 years has passed.