Prater's Motel

Address: 1306 Oak St, Hood River, Oregon, United States | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Hood River

Plot devices

A travel blog entry by ktowell on Jan 01, 2015

1 comment, 5 photos

... As the story evolves, we can take the role of a helper, or a fool, or even a magical talisman. We shouldn't be ashamed of being an antagonist sometimes, and we should all have the confidence to step up and be a protagonist when it's appropriate.

Even though we haven't left yet, the planning stages of the trip provide ample opportunity for each of us to explore our different roles. For example, Guy prepares for travel much like ...

We're leaving. Finally.

A travel blog entry by ktowell on Dec 24, 2014

8 comments, 6 photos

... perhaps in fear. But who could blame him? Fight or Flight.

And then I realized that we could have a good time in Ecuador without him.

A few weeks later, Guy's dad called and he said that he was deeply dispointed that I was not taking his children to the Galapagos during our time in Ecuador. I told him that it's not that I WANT to deny his beloved, and clearly gifted, grandchildren the opportunity to visit the Galapagos but perhaps ...

Columbia River Gorge - Oregon Side

A travel blog entry by nanseaj on Apr 10, 2014

8 photos

After a very cold night, in the 30’s, we awoke to a beautiful sunny morning and as is our pattern a leisurely morning, allowing the sun to warm the van and the hot coffee to warm us. On our way out of the camp we walked around a nearby pond to look for birds; not much activity this morning but the park is said to host 147 different birds; we did spot some red wing blackbirds flitting about the marshy edge ...

Family time

A travel blog entry by ktowell on Jan 03, 2014

7 comments, 4 photos

... a gentle swirl; then wait while they duke it out. After 15 minutes, I select the biggest, bubbliest batch and dump the other down the sink in a Mitt Romneyesque move of decisiveness not found in any other aspect of my life.

My boys are 10 and they don’t need me for much anymore. They order their own books on their Kindles, read the letters to the editor in the newspaper, casually drop terms like ...

The Lake in the Heart of the Mountain

A travel blog entry by nadyapb on Oct 15, 2013

4 photos

... br>
When we reached Lost Lake, we realized it, too, had succumbed to the government shutdown. The entry point as closed and a gate prevented us from driving all the way down to the lake shore. There were a few other cars parked right outside of the gate, though, so we followed suit. We walked the rest of the way to the shore, about a quarter-mile down the road, then followed a foot path around the North side ...

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