Monday, November 4, 2013

Oregon - A Spectacular Fall Run on My First Day Here

The first part of the day involved sleeping and then eating following a looooooong day of travel.  But after a bit I went to work with Emily.  I love that I'll now have visual images of her house, her work, her city and her friends.  I met lots of people so I hope I can keep them straight. Part way through the afternoon she took a running break (how cool is that..) and we went on one of the bike paths along the McKenzie River. It was gorgeous and at that point the weather was still nice.  I loved this path. I loved running with Emily. I loved being in Eugene.  I loved running with Emily.  I know I already said that.

This was a beautiful path that apparently goes for miles.  

I was surprised by all the fall colors.  Ours are pretty much gone.

Lots of fun bridges.

I was envious of Emily's running shirts all weekend.   

Had to get some pictures for the blog.

Emily turns around and does a faster mile without me slowing
her down.  She was very gracious about my lack of speed. 

I enjoy the scenery.

This is Emily coming back. It was just so pretty.  
I spent time before and after the run just sitting on the couch in
her office completely content reading and drinking coffee.

Later I snuck in on a brewery tour with her....

.........before I did a tasting.  Plus I got some new clothes!  Right 
now I'm wearing my new Ninkasi sweatshirt and it's extremely
comfortable.  Love it.

I did not end up renting a bike.  It was too much hassle with a not very good weather forecast. I didn't regret that decision as the weekend continued.
That night we went out with one of her roommates for one of many good meals here.  But we didn't stay out too late because the next morning we were getting up early for a marathon.  I would just be spectating thank goodness!


Anonymous said...

Fabulous Oregon pictures (I expected nothing less from you or the scenery). And you visited Ninkasi - so awesome! I love their beers.

Teamarcia said...

Looks like so much fun! I need to get to Oregon soon!

Unknown said...

Beautiful photos!

HappyTrails said...

I love that you are in OR! I love that you are getting to spend time with Emily! I love that you girls were able to share a run! I love that it is so beautiful there! I love that you are sharing it with us through photos! Have a tremendous blast!!!

Char said...

Wow, the Autumn foliage is spectacular. I think it almost gives Vermont a run for its money.

Fran said...

Fall in Oregon is definitely very very beautiful! So great that you could visit Emily and spent time with her.

Johann said...

Really beautiful! Great that you can enjoy some running with Emily.

christa said...

Sounds like a good first day!! Such beautiful photos!!

EB said...

Sounds like a lovely day! Looks beautiful!

Liz said...

Love those autumn colours!

Generation X (Slomohusky) said...

Miss the Pacific Northwest!! Thanks for sharing the pix.

Laurie said...

Wow, such beauty! I wish I had running paths like that in my hometown. You wouldn't be able to get me to come in. Thanks for sharing.

Lindsay said...

How fortunate to be able to go visit your Emily! Gorgeous fall pictures and oh the run! Love it!