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Travel Blogs from Hood River
A wet morning left us feeling like another day to pursue the many in door activities Seattle had to offer and to make use of the lovely hotel. However, it was time to move on. It was showery as we left Seattle and this weather continued as we made our way to Oregon and the Columbia River Gorge. On our way we stumbled across the Mount St Helen …
... all could share in their awesomeness. The prize winner, hands down, is Multnomah Falls. I don’t have the facts on this, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it dropped 800 feet or more from the top of the rocks. The sheer volume of water is incredible, especially considering that it is the height of summer and the area is suffering from drought conditions.
We also stopped at several other stellar falls, with names that you can find ...
... next on the list!! Yep number three here we go… This was my least favourite beer selection, the place was lovely but the beers not so much, I still favoured the first place we went to first. After getting pretty drunk and having a wander around Downtown, Kimberly had to head off to work. Beyers and I went for a huge ice-cream, here they say one scoop but they let you choose two flavours so half-half but seriously in my eyes this equals two scoops, but hey, I’m ...
... last winter.
So this winter I wanted to go somewhere warm, without ski slopes. But
we also needed a reason for going. A purpose. Ideally something
educational and, perhaps, a little altruistic. A lot of people leave
Hood River during the winter to frolic on a beach somewhere but that
doesn't work for us because I don't really like swimming. I burn if I
lay out. And I get heatstroke. Plus I don't do well with too much
... 10 feet through the air into a ditch filled with angry water moccasins and before we can help him, a tornado whips down the trail and vacuums up Tavish, and I yell for Guy to help but then remember we were going too slow so he is already at the next campground, I won't have time to worry.
When it happens like that when we are actually ON the trip in REAL life, I will grab Toby from the ditch with one hand and reach up and ...