Monday, July 15, 2013

Hood River

I have been absent from blogland for a reason. The best reason: vacation. We went to Hood River, Oregon, to visit some good friends and escape the desert heat. I could tell you all about it, but I'll just let the photos explain.

Falls Creek Falls (yes, that's what it's called)

Old-growth forest

U-Pick blueberries

Picking blueberries

Bigfoot exists. See? Here he is!
The beach of the Columbia River

Lost Lake & Mount Hood

Canoeing across Lost Lake

Old growth understory

Excellent local microbrew (This one is called "Strong Blonde": I so wish they had a t-shirt!)

Wahkeena Falls hike

Bizarre tree mushrooms. My son said, "Um, Mom? There are clams in this tree!"


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    1. It really was. I was dreading coming back to the hot, parched desert, but we've actually got a gloomy cool overcast day going on here, so it's not too bad!

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  2. I've heard of some people there actually turning into mushrooms. Still, I'd like to visit it sometime.

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    1. Summertime is definitely the best. As you can see from the photos, there was hardly a cloud in sight. It's not humid, either. Just green and sunny: pretty much perfect!

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  3. Steph, I'm so with Laoch. This looks like a way to massively refresh the soul!

    That t-shirt would be perfect for you, by the way. Thank you so much for posting all of these excellent pics.

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    1. It was exactly that: refreshing. We really needed the time together as a family, what with the job change and all. If Pfriem gets around to making merch, I am definitely getting that shirt! :)

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  4. The lake and Mount Hood are absolutely beautiful. Quite a change from the desert, huh?

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  5. Absolutely. I wanted to immerse myself in water and never get out. :)

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  6. Oregon... I love Oregon!

    Wonderful photos. Your Mt. Hood shot is outstanding. I like the clams in the tree, too.

    Stephanie, I hope you'll join us for the Coffeehouse again this month. Here's the link: http://armchairsquid.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-cephalopod-coffeehouse-july-blog.html

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    1. Oh yes, AS, I am planning on it! I must have forgotten to sign up. My only difficulty is choosing which book: I read some good ones in July ...

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