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... one that picked me up at the airport wearing my skirt? I never should have gotten back together with him after he got out of jail, but I did, and Bleh.
So, this year we have a new kind of trip. A little more luxury and a tad more independence. A new city with new challenges, like not ******* off the friends I talked into traveling with us, because that, too, would be a debacle.
Last summer I spent a ...
... least marked. Here, no sign of a trail was to be found. We knew that the waterfall was no more than 500 ft from the parking lot, but the lack of signs made us nervous. By some sheer luck, another couple just walked back in our direction, clearly looking for the same trailhead. The girl turned out to be a former US Forest Service employee, and she pointed us in the right direction. Sure enough, a very short walk from the parking lot, the world's most obscure trailhead ...
... a little human help exiting the fish's belly. Not one egg is to be left behind.
A sample of 20 eggs from each fish is examined and each egg is individually weighed. The average weight of an egg can range from .15 to .35 of a gram. The weight doesn't matter as much as the weight consistency of the eggs per female. Inconsistent egg weight probably means the gal has been sick at one time or another or is now diseased.
The eggs captured ...
... and gave us a good look at the Columbia. From there we headed west for 20 miles or so to Viento State Park. Here we had river access and several miles of bike trails. One significant (but not overwhelming) issue with the state parks along the Columbia River is that they are nestled between the bustling highway and the Union Pacific railway. When the trains come through, which is often during the day, the whistle/horn that they blast is ...
We drove for 4hours before reaching Hood River, we saw beautiful views with waterfalls along the way and even a double rainbow! It was late when we arrived at Kimberly and Cy's place, no one was in, we called and it turns out they messaged us to meet at a bar Downtown. Finally we met up and headed straight out for drinks, we both had a basket of fries for dinner and later Beyers and Kimberly sang karaoke!! I wasn’t up for it at first but as soon as I heard the song I ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVagabond Lodge Hood River
This motel has nice landscaping, a nice big room with a balcony overlooking the Columbia River and the view couldn't be better. The room is clean, the bed comfortable, and they even have a frig and micro! Definitely a great value for what you get.
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