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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 …
... matter” and “Goldilocks Planets”, and I can’t help them with their math homework because it’s too hard for me. They pick out their own clothes, turn the shower on and off, wash their hair, floss, cut their own nails and tell me when I’m wrong. Nowadays we’re constantly renegotiating responsibilities because there are so many things that they CAN do, that I have to figure ...
... warned us that we could get fined $275 for being on the grounds despite the closure. We were both outraged. The government doesn't have the money to keep the lake open, but has money to send people to fine us for enjoying public lands? Gah!
Before this trip, I never knew all of this was within an hour's drive of Portland. There's a lifetime of hikes and waterfalls to explore in this area, and I can't wait to be back! ...
... we reached the trailhead, we were the only car left. Phew! We continued our drive north on Highway 35, with Mt Hood now clearly visible behind us, and Mt Rainier towering ahead.
10 miles and 1500 ft gain on our first day? Not bad, not bad. What a fool I was to think that this would be a leisurely experience compared to visiting Zion and Bryce National Parks. (Sigh). Hm, at least we don't have to get up at 5:30 am to beat the heat! :)
I am going on vacation again and if it seems
inappropriate, let me just point out that I taught two (two!) classes
last quarter (for a total of 8 credits!), so clearly this vacation is
not entirely unearned.
My friend Sally and I are going to Nicaragua. Sally speaks fluent Spanish so even though I haven't put anything
in my suitcase yet, I feel like I'm already packed.
I have been wrestling with some guilt about this vacation, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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