Exciting news: the first step of our visa application for me to move to the U.S. and marry Joe was approved this week!
We still have several steps to go through before the process is complete (waiting for the application to be forwarded to the National Visa Centre, more forms, a medical exam, interview at the consulate, etc…) but this is definitely a major move forward, and one we’ve been waiting for since we first applied 9 months ago, last August.
Perfect timing to share a few places we’re thinking of visiting on our ‘tropical’ Oregon honeymoon! Maybe these will inspire a future Oregon trip for some of you too…
Crater Lake (also seen above) is the deepest lake in the U.S., and the seventh deepest in the world. It’s set in the caldera of a dormant volcano called Mt. Mazama…
Heceta Head Lighthouse dates back to 1894, and shines the brightest beam on the coast.
Cape Perpetua is part of the Siuslaw National Forest, full of hiking trails.
Maybe we’ll visit The Giant Spruce–over 185 feet tall, with a circumference of 40 ft.
And lastly (for now)…Sea Lion caves! Apparently these feature the biggest sea cave in the world, and are home to an estimated 200 sea lions.
Wow–dreaming about your honeymoon is a great way to ease the time apart :)
Have you been to Oregon? Have any great suggestions for what to see and do? I’d love to hear them.
p.s. 4 ideas for U.S. honeymoon road trips
(Images from top: Crater Lake via fineartamerica.com, maddox2.wikispaces, Phantom ship by Timothy K. Hamiton, Heceta Head Lighthouse via insidenanabreadshead.com, lighthouseinn-ct.com, Cape Perpetua via oregoncoast.com, Thor’s Well via sun-surfer.com, Siuslaw Forest via Tiffany Henderson, Sea Lion Caves via wikimediacommons.)