The Resort at the Mountain
Travel Blogs from Welches
May 16, 2006 Hanging Out at the foot of the Mt. Hood, Welches Oregon Mile 895 Today is an off day from travel, now that we're ensconced at Mt. Hood Village. We started the day with a French toast breakfast and while Deb tidied up the place, Jeff got on the bike to do a few things. It's about 3 miles to The Resort at the Mountain, where there is …
... across to Bingen, WA, then continued a few more miles east to the beginning of the trail.
Here we are setting off on the easy beginning part of the walk...an old paved highway that has been closed for years by falling rocks. In front of us you can see the sheer basalt cliff known as Coyote Wall (geologists call it the Bingen Syncline). Fortunately we did not ...
... as pears harvested last season at very, very reasonable rates.
An interesting fact about pears- they do not tree ripen! Could have fooled me! We have two pear trees at home that have horrible tasting fruit. They must be put into cold storage, 30 degree cold storage after being picked. Pears do not freeze due to the high sugar content of the fruit. Some varieties require several months of cold storage. Taken out of cold storage the fruit will ripen in 4 ...
... the day and spend more time with them on our breaks.
Jil goes on her way checking and watering the new plantings. I check the Boss's To Do list. He makes a new list every week carrying over items that were not completed the week before. The list is never prioritized so your guess is as good as mine as what item to take on next. His list usually includes 20 items that need attention. Some require a short period of time for one person to complete while others require two ...
... I am sure will even prove to be enjoyable.
Tomorrow at 1030 hours we have an orientation scheduled with Hugh at which time we will be presented with an overview of our duties and receive our "uniforms". See you then.
By the by, we sort of hurried up to get here on time....... now wait for it....... we don't officially start our tour of duty until Sunday! But that's OK, we will have more time to orient ourselves to our surroundings and our new "job".
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center