In our household, we have a really fun tradition of going on an outdoor adventure every Mother’s Day weekend.
This year we ended up at Rowena Crest in the Columbia River Gorge, we we ended up taking a short hike along the rocky plateau to see the bright yellow balsamroots and purple lupines that are currently in full bloom.
I've always loved these Mother’s Day trips because they give us a chance to reflect on nature in transformation. Spring is a such a great time of year to think about nature and change.
Every spring is a little different. Last Mother's Day, we were able to hike on Mt Hood to Mirror Lake, while this year (because of our cold and wet winter) that trail is still partially covered with snow.
Over the years, these adventures have become a special time for us to bond together as a family while also taking a break from the hectic pace of spring work and school schedules. Our lives can get stressful, and getting outdoors is proven to help.
Bryna R. Campbell