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... ex machina" which occurs when a seemingly insurmountable problem is suddenly fixed by an unexpected or unrealistic character or event. "Deus ex machina" is like a miracle, a gallant Canadian Mountie, a panacea, a huge bailout when someone writes her characters into a corner. Tim Cahill may think that the most important detail of a journey is a quest, but as a mother, I am hoping for a suitcase full of "deus ex machina". It just seems more appropriate.
... to go for a hike by myself for the first time on this trip (or ever, for that matter). The Hood River area has so many hikes to choose from. I was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to begin, but I’d read that the Eagle Creek Falls trail was well-marked but also crowded. In this case, crowded didn’t bother me. I got to the trailhead and started out on my 12.5 mile solo hike at 9:00. It was a ...
... 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 ...
... which is EXACTLY what we were trying to avoid.
Instead, I bake. In our house, the computers are in the kitchen so while the boys are playing MineCraft or doing homework, they are sitting in the kitchen. If I am in the kitchen, too, then we are together. We can talk to each other in snippets, about small things. We move around, look over each other’s shoulders, sample pieces of dough, share tidbits ...
... a lava flow, with Ponytail Falls towering right above. It was a completely different world up here, away from the hustle and bustle of the road not too far behind us. Very few of the many visitors to Horsetail Falls made the trek up here, not knowing of the hidden treasure.
Our next stop was the Vista House, an observatory at Crown Point State Park. The building serves as a museum honoring Oregon pioneers and also as a comfort station for travelers on the ...
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