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I learned a new word recently, that struck a chord in my heart. Sinecure. Pronounced sin-eh-cure, sinecure comes from the Latin "without care" and, by plagiarizing Wikipedia, I can tell you that it means a position that requires little or no responsibility, labour, or active service. Note that sinecure is not even a "job". It's a "position". Like missionary.
Also, it turns out that even a "figurehead" is more significant than a sinecure, ...
... not to have Erik by my side (ha, I mean speed hiking in front of me…). The hike was incredible and the trail was not crowded at all. I hiked past 11 waterfalls, both large and small, throughout the hike. The icing on the cake was Tunnel Falls, at the very end of the hike. It was a huge waterfall with a smalll tunnel behind it that you could walk through to view both sides of the falls. I enjoyed some ...
... heavily treed and dotted with willow trees that dance in the wind. It is a lovely park but wedged between the highway and the train tracks. The train tracks are right below the park and the train traffic is heavy along this corridor, on both the Washington and Oregon side of the river so the park is noisy! I have found that earplugs virtually eliminate the highway noise and the trains become a muffled ...
... day. Toby takes a break to juggle; I sing along to outlaw country radio; Tavish plays with the dog. It’s not like when we sit at the dinner table where we are all trapped, staring at each other like job interviewees, searching for a significant moment to present and feeling deficient when we can’t come up with one. Instead it’s a warm safe hub, alive and growing, bubbling and rich. It swells my ...
... Highway. The Vista house is over 700 ft above the gorge and boasts marvelous views both West and East. We could see Beacon Rock from up there, the second largest monolith in the world after Gibraltar. What better place to have lunch and enjoy the views?
There were two waterfalls left to visit, both not really much of a hike from the road but both among the most beautiful. First up was Latourell falls. One of the tallest in the area, it plunges from over 300ft. ...
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