816 miles of Oregon with my best friend and her baby boy

Portland, Columbia River Gorge, Eugene and Florence.

Natural beauty in every direction. Mountains, roadside waterfalls, lush green moss on everything. Beautiful sights and cool people. Good coffee and the best local red wine ever. I made new friends and saw old ones. Stopped at the largest stinky sea lion cave and hung with naked hippies in a hot spring. We hiked a butte at sunset. We had so many good laughs. Eli had explosive poops twice on the plane ride there. People probably thought Heidi and I were a lesbian couple. The coast kicked ass. Oregon is perfect.



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  1. heidi

    March 22nd, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    good memories to last a lifetime. we love you. thank you for being you nikki!!! I appreciate having these memories forever.

  2. anda

    March 22nd, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    i LOVE allll of these!! and you and your bangs are adorable! you’ll have to tell me all the good places because i’m shooting a vow renewal on the OR coast at cannon beach this summer! xoxo

  3. Jessica

    March 22nd, 2011 at 5:41 PM


  4. Gail

    March 22nd, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    Looks like an awesome trip, so many fantastic pictures! Gotta love Oregon!!!

  5. erin h.

    March 29th, 2011 at 1:26 AM

    love this set of photos, nikki! looks like you guys had a blast and makes me want to go to oregon. well… all of them except the naked white people in the springs. eek!

  6. Nikki N

    March 29th, 2011 at 11:49 AM

    Thank you Erin!!! We had such a great time & didn’t want to come home. Oregon’s beauty was more dazzling then I imagined. I highly recommend a trip out west in your future.

  7. Lynn Eck

    April 10th, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Nikki, your photos are absolutely stunning! They draw you in and make you wish you knew the whole story of how they came to be. You capture the moments and make the viewer feel the emotions of the people in the pictures. I would be proud to hang any of these on my walls.

  8. Maureen Cassidy

    April 14th, 2011 at 2:14 AM

    Great photos! I want to go to that hot springs!

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