When Meg and I arrived in La Grande in 1970. we had no idea we were coming to an area with alpine scenery within an hour’s drive. We had imagined eastern Oregon as sage brush country. Instead, we have lived in a beautiful river valley for forty five years, enjoying a wide range of outdoor activities that we can reach in less than a couple hours.
Anthony Lake, here in NE Oregon, spans Union and Baker Counties. Our sons learned to ski here, and we have enjoyed the hiking and rock climbing these alpine mountains offer. On Sunday, after church, we left for a wonderful afternoon of cross country skiing in sunshine after a fresh snow fall. Silence and awe surrounded us.