Hood River Hotel
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Linda had the day off so we set off on time to follow the Columbia River. West of Portland it resembled a classical painting: a wide gorge with blue green mountains in the distance. The road hugged the river, parallel to the old Oregon Trail of old days. The twisty road brought us to some wonderful views, especially from Vista House, a beautiful …
... and sledded food and blankets into them for 3 weeks before they could make their way out of the gorge again. Rumors at the time were that people from the train had starved – hence Starvation creek and fall – but it turns out everyone was just find (albeit very cold).
Unbelievably, the cell phone connectivity in the Gorge was great and we got our belly full of catching up on internet stuff – even to the point of ...
... most fantastic view of the snow-capped mountain. It was lovely to sit alone and have some time for a little reflection. At the beginning of our trip I had a lot of time to reflect on where we had been and what we had done and seen but for a while now everything has felt like it has flashed by and I can’t remember where I have been nor what I have seen!! This blog is awesome for us as we can read back how we felt, all the good fun times and all the dramas along the way. It ...
... until we added up all the cost-which was a lot. I also
realized that if we wanted to live in a nice house and watch TV and
play tennis all the time, we could just stay home and do it with our
friends. So that was out.
Instead, we are going to Guatemala. Where I have never been before but I
remember hearing about in the news in the '80s (not the Contras and
the Sandinistas, that's Nicaragua. Guatemala had a nasty civil war
... that would be the journey itself) isn't that bad; you're just falling, and it doesn't last all that long, and when you hit at least it's over and you can deal with it however you have to. It's way worse in the moments before the fall when you know you are going off and you can't do anything about it except wonder what you're going to break when you land? and how long is it going to hurt? and who is going to cover for you at work? ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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