Last week my mom drove up from California and met Melissa and I in Bandon, OR. where my cousin Lani lives. Now being a city person I’m not going to lie and tell you that there is much in Bandon aside from scenery, but the drive south along the Umpqua River is nothing short of fantastic. Unless you hate trees, then I’d really suggest taking another route. Actually if you hate trees you should probably just avoid Oregon altogether. My mom traveled up to Portland to visit there too, and we took her on a tour of some of the falls along the Columbia River. Here are a few of my favorite shots taken over her visit.