Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cleaning House # 3

Yet another photo essay from this fall:

(see the previous two entries for more)

Over the river and through the woods
(to Mt. Hood meadows we go)

Another of our field trips over Labor Day weekend was to take Dave and Heidi for a hike around Mt. Hood and a drive back through the Columbia River Gorge. They requested waterfalls, greenery, and mountain views. Two out of three ain't bad. :-)

And if you count rushing streams that you have to balance across as waterfalls, then we suceeded on all counts.

Wobble. Wobble. "Don't fall. Don't fall. Don't fall"

"Piece of cake."

Yet another cool view of Mt. Hood. It looks really strange to me because a) this is from the east side of the mountain and it's a very different shape than what we're used to seeing from Portland and b) the mountain looks so strange with no snow on it. However after the colder weather and rain we've had in early October I'm happy to report that Hood is snow-covered once more.

Full Sail Brewery, one of the major companies in Hood River. We felt it was our duty to stop by and test out their offerings.

Hood River is better known, however, as the windsurfing capital of the world due to the strong winds that are generated in the gorge. On this fall afternoon you could barely see the water for the windsurfers and kitesurfers. It was a riot of colors and a ballet of movement and very enjoyable to watch with a beer.

Again, we can't say enough how happy we are about the decision to move back to Oregon. Having all of this right out our back door is a wonderful thing and we hope to continue to take advantage of it.


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