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 ...

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

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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 ...

No Bridge? No Problem!

A travel blog entry by nadyapb on Oct 13, 2013

14 photos

... The sunlight fell at an angle that created a small rainbow at the base, and one could spend hours marveling and taking photos of all the mini-waterfalls over each cliff. This waterfall made Multhomah look like tap water running off your kitchen sink faucet.

We spent a good hour here having lunch and taking photos before heading back the other side of the looped trail - the portion that follows the Ramona creek itself for about a mile until ...

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