Our first stop was Chanticleer Point. This doesn't have quite the 360 degree view as the Vista House, but I like being able to see the Vista House from here, and you're a bit closer to the river.
Next stop was at the actual Vista House.
Ty was getting a bit grumpy since he'd only napped about 40 minutes in the car, and by then it was well past his usual nap time. Oscar entertained him a bit by sticking him in his jacket.
Cute boy! I look forward to the day he can actually enjoy and remember all these pretty places. At this point he just puts up with it. I wouldn't have even tried to bring him on a trip like this as an infant. It would have just been melt down after melt down the entire time.
Ty was very cute, but he didn't want to leave daddy's side, even for a quick picture with mommy. He always enjoyed the waterfalls though! It was hard to get him to face the camera since he kept wanting to stare back at them.
Next up was Shepherd's Dell falls, a waterfall right next to the road, but it's a bit hidden and you'll pass it if you don't know it's there.
Then we did a little more hiking at Bridal Veil Falls. My friend Kathryn had loaned us her Deuter Kid Comfort carrier, which made hiking with Ty much easier. It's by far the most supportive carrier I've used. We may need to invest in one.
The right pic shows how difficult it was to get Ty to look at the camera. He was too distracted by the waterfalls.
in the fall, you could see why it was named Bridal Veil Falls. It's still gorgeous in the spring, but not at all veil-like.
I hiked back up the trail while carrying Ty, which was a bit challenging while pregnant, but definitely doable thanks to the nice carrier.
Next we dropped by Wakeena Falls, but just made a quick stop while Oscar stayed in the car since we didn't want to get Tyler in and out of the carseat. It's very close to Multnomah, and we knew we'd be getting him out there since they have flushing bathrooms and a changing table. The other waterfalls along the gorge only have outhouses, if that.
The girls took selfies and laughed while photographing Oscar making silly poses.
The waterfall was as lovely as ever, and Oscar snapped this fantastic quintuple selfie of all of us.
And on the hike back, Ty completely zonked out on Myla. It's one of the very few times Ty's fallen asleep outside of a crib since he was a small infant.
We'd originally planned on one last waterfall, Wahclella Falls, but it began pouring rain as we were loading Ty into the car. This was intense rain, too, not something I was willing to take Tyler hiking in. We decided to nix that one and go straight to the hotel. The girls enjoyed having their own enormous room and their own queen beds, and Ty enjoyed running around in a new environment with so many new things to play with. The next morning he even managed to lock our bathroom on us, and luckily didn't lock himself inside. It took a bit, but eventually Oscar figured out how to unlock it with the end of a shoelace.