Dependent Origination

Crater Lake — a winter wonderland

Posted on: December 29, 2009

本年度的xmas-new year trip好事多磨,一波三折,虽然我早就挑定地点,仍然没有成行。但是临近一个四天的长假,总不能呆在家里。飞机票都太贵,只能挑一个开车能到的地方。直到出发的前一天晚上,我还在crater lake和redwoods np里面犹豫。但是for some reason, 早上醒来我觉得crater lake更feel like it. 所以我们就出发了。

冬天的crater lake只有很小的一部份rim drive开放。园内的住宿等地方也都不开了。xmas eve当天早上,打了好些电话,终于订到了一个晚上的旅馆,倒不是有多紧俏,而是大家大约都忙于准备xmas, 谁也不接电话的说。开车过去花了九个多小时。前面还好,最后的crater lake highway上面雾气沉重,伸手不见五指,一度我都很担心会miss路边的旅馆。还好快到union creek的时候雾气没有那么重了。

union creek是一个很小的town。我们在xmas eve的到来,几乎使当地人口加倍。cabin比较小,但是还算nice。看起来和forks, washington还有glaciers住的地方都很像。

最challenging的一天就是xmas day。首先早上起来发现本镇唯一的饭馆一年休息的唯二两天就包括圣诞节。lodge owners很nice, 让我们用他们的厨房。我们就吃了两碗方便面。下午更是开出去足足五十迈,才到了唯一还营业的一个馆子,没有在xmas饿肚子。

crater lake很漂亮。rogue river gorge, which is within walking distance of our cabin, is a very beautiful spot. 通过和商店里的明信片比较,我觉得冬天比夏天要好看太多了。总之,I fell in love with the beautiful Oregon. 从黛色的远山,到像写意山水画的冬天的小溪,到林海雪原的辽阔无边,一切的一切都仿佛在画中一样。

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