Lava, Lava Everywhere

On Thursday, we met Mark over at Black Butte Ranch and ate lunch, then took a drive up MacKenzie pass to see the views.  It was a beautiful day.  Mark's parents are amazed when they see these big expanses of lava.  You just don't see such things in New England. 

This is Dee Wright Observatory, which was built in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corp.  It was named for Dee Wright, a famous architect who was the foreman for the project.  It's built in the middle of a lava field, so it really is quite impressive.

We stopped in Sisters on the way home and Chloe, Grammy and I shopped at the Stitchin' Post.  Chloe picked out fabric for a skirt.  It was very funny to hear the employees who were so impressed she did it all on her own.  I also got some fabric to make a bag for Mark's mom for Christmas.  Then we walked through town a bit and Chloe found a geocache we had looked for several times.  It was right in the place we thought it would be, so it's kind of funny it took so long to find.  Chloe was thrilled!