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Haven't Had Enough Skiing Yet? Timberline On Mt. Hood Opens For Summer
Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood is one of the few ski resorts in the US where you can ski and snowboard right through the summer, to the scheduled closing date of September 3rd. Summer snow season officially begins on May 29th. The Palmer Snowfield provides amazing skiing and riding above the tree line at an elevation of 8,540′. The terrain is for advanced intermediate and above skill level... just imagine carving turns and catching air on a warm summer day! Timberline also offers numerous snow camps through (2 comments)
Our son, Ben, came home from playing with a friend with this lizard... such a boy thing to do. What's a summer afternoon without catching a lizard? Not to be out done by his little brother, Sam then had to go out and catch a planter full of salamanders (there are about 20 under the water in this photo!). Ewwwwww! Did I mentioned both boys managed to get covered in mud in the process?
I’ll bet you didn’t even know that was possible, did you. Okay, so maybe it’s not. Our son, Ben’s teacher let me know that on his essay on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Ben reported that our president died from a cerebral hemorrhoid. Obviously he meant hemorrhage, but the boy is 11 so I can see how he could confuse the two words. Hemorrhoid, hemorrhage… and they do both involve blood vessels and, well, bulging. Ben got an A on the paper anyway and when he verbally presented it to the class he got (2 comments)
Fun & Fabulous, This Girl's For You... Meet Daisy!
Daisy is a one year old Waimaraner mix who is ready and waiting to meet you! Daisy is one of those pups who just loves to be with people, but then again, she also loves kids, dogs, cats and even chickens (and not just as a snack!). Daisy seems to be naturally devoted, following someone around without running away, although she needs a little work to walk more politely on a leash. She's just so excited when she gets on a leash she can hardly contain herself. She also loves (2 comments)
New Listing! Nestled In Secluded Forest, Lots of Space, Mill A, WA
This lovingly restored home is nestled in secluded forest in the tiny mountain town of Mill A, minutes from the Columbia River Gorge. Nicely and tastefully updated throughout, this large home is impeccably maintained and move-in ready.
·5 bedrooms, 3 baths + bonus room · 3,450 square feet, 2.67 acres · House extensively remodeled in 2006 · New windows throughout, fir French doors, wood floors, carpet, custom fireplace · Gourmet kitchen, new De (1 comments)
"Click It, Or Ticket!" Columbia Gorge Seat Belt Enforcement Drive NOW!
We all know it's the law, but how many of us put on our seat belts every single time we get in a car? Here in Oregon it is even a primary offense, meaning a police officer can pull you over if he notices your seat belt not on (in some states, you can only be ticketed if pulled over for something else). That's a $110 ticket in these parts, folks! Of course, even more importantly, it's your life that's on the line every time you don't buckle (1 comments)
This is why this is my favorite time of year here in Hood River, Oregon... everything seems impossibly green and lush. I took this photo on the Dee Highway, near Tucker Park, about five miles south of the town of Hood River. The actual Hood River lies just to the right of the road, flowing to the town of Hood River.
Enjoy a Historic Walking Tour of Hood River Every Saturday
The town of Hood River, Oregon is not only lovely, but packed with history that few people completely realize. The town of Hood River was incorporated in 1895, after long enjoying its position as a stop along the famed Lewis & Clark Trail. Hood River includes over two dozen sites officially on the National Register of Historic Places, including the oldest home built in 1886. The History Museum of Hood River County is now sharing this rich history with the public by offering a walking tour of downtown every (0 comments)
I took this photo on the way to a new client's house in Mill A, Washington this afternoon. As the name of the town suggests, this is logging country and although the photo doesn't show it as well as I would like, the drop off here is drastic, plummeting to the river hundreds of feet below. This is a mere four miles from the Columbia River. The peaks and valleys here are simply stunning.
Youth Eagle Soccer Camps are a great way to work on your child's soccer skills and to keep them entertained this summer. The Hood River Valley High School soccer coaching staff presents two summer soccer camps for kids kindergarten through 8th grade. Coaches will be assisted by high school soccer team athletes, who will help bring fun and excitment to the program. Camps will focus on safe and healthy training routines, warm ups, team work, work ethic and skill building like ball control, offensive and defensive awareness and reading the game. (0 comments)
The Perfect Companion, And Sooo Much Fun... Meet Tucker!
Tucker just may be one of the most perfect dogs ever. Not only is is fun and playful, but he calms down easily when asked to and he's beautifully trained. He knows many commands, walks beautifully on a leash and is house trained. He loves to go for rides in the car, waits politely at an open door and will "give" his favorite toy when asked. Tucker is a young adult, about 60 pounds and a lab/cattle dog mix. If you're familiar in either of those breeds, you know that (6 comments)
Don't Miss Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest 2012, Hood River
This is the quintessential celebration of wine and pears, right in the heart of wine and pear country, the Hood River Valley of the Columbia Gorge. Join us Saturday, 12 to 6 and Sunday, 12 to 5, May 19 - 20 at The Western Antique Aeropland & Auto Museum (WAAAM), 9999 Tucker Road, Hood River
The festival offers samples of the best the region has to offer in Columbia Gorge wineries and eateries and includes entertainment, live music, wine tasting, great food, fruit exhibits with samples, (1 comments)
New Listing! OPEN HOUSE SAT! Secluded Mountain Retreat in Carson, WA
This home is a supremely private, secluded mountain retreat, yet is only minutes to the charming town of Carson, Washington. The custom built cedar home features new, higher end updates in a open floor plan with lots of designer touches. Impeccable, move-in ready and priced to sell! Visit this Saturday, 2 - 5 p.m.
· 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, plus bonus room, on 3 levels · 2,712 square feet, 2 acres · Brand new carpet & paint in 2012 · Gourmet kitchen: Italian tile floor, new (4 comments)
New Listing! The ULTIMATE View Property, Hood River, Oregon
This incredible home is set high in the east hills of the Pine Grove area of Hood River. Rarely do homes become available in this area and never are they as stunningly situated. This beautiful, custom-designed home is truly a special opportunity to own the ultimate view property.
· 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths on three levels · 3,000 square feet on 24.9 acres · Gourmet kitchen remodeled 2007, granite, higher end appliances, heated tile floor · Living room: gas fireplace, stone hearth, expansive windows, maple wood plank (4 comments)
Heart of Hospice Butterfly Release, May 19th, Hood River
I just love this idea. The Heart of Hospice Foundation is putting on it's fourth annual Butterfly Release on Saturday, May 19th, 2 to 3 p.m. at Jackson Park in Hood River. This is a very sweet opportunity for anyone who has lost a loved one, whether it be a family member or friend, or even a pet, to pay tribute to him or her in a very unique way. The butterfly is a recognized symbol of hope so releasing them simultaneously, together in a loving, supportive environment, is (1 comments)
I took this photo at a client's house yesterday afternoon from the hillside of the Pine Grove area, about 10 minutes from downtown Hood River. The Hood River Valley is so green and lush this time of year and these cherry blossoms frame the rolling orchards so sweetly.
This Girls Is Fun And Packed With Zest For Life... Meet Rosita!
Rosita is a gorgeous, 6 year old chocolate lab with a contagious zest for life. Did you check our that grin?! This girl has always lived outside until now so she's just getting used to being inside and all the attention she's getting. She's a bit rambunctious, but in a good way. She's got lots of energy and loves to run and play. She'll fetch and bring the ball back like a pro and she behaves beautifully on a leash. She's still working on housetraining, but she's (4 comments)
Friday's Foto - It's Going To Be a "Front Porch" Kind of Weekend!
The weather's supposed to be sunny, warm and clear this weekend... perfect for settling onto the front porch with a book, a Diet Coke and the gently tinkling windchimes. Ahhhhh, I can just hear the buzz of hummingbirds, smell the fresh cut grass and feel the warm breezes now! I may never leave.
"A Feast Of Words", Hood River Library Fundraiser, Saturday, May 12th "Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill." -Henry David Thoreau
Through much work, energy and committment of innumerable people, the Hood River community now enjoys a local library. But its very survival is dependant upon the continued support of the people who use it. The Library Foundation invites you to party in your libarary this Saturday, May 12, from 6 to 9 pm at its annual gala fundraiser, 502 State Street, (2 comments)
This is our son, Ben, batting at Tuesday night's Little League game for the Parkdale Little League Majors Team. The ball was just outside my frame, but he was concentrating on it pretty hard. I also thought it made a good reminder to all us about "keeping our eye on the ball", meaning keeping our sights on our goals to continually work toward them and success. Keep your eye on what's important to you!
Now, That's a LOT of Dogs... and A WHOLE Lotta LOVE! Rescue A Shelter Dog!
Anyone who's seen our blog knows that we are huge proponents of rescuing shelter dogs. I choose a local shelter dog (from Hood River Adopt A Dog at the Hukari Animal Shelter) each week to highlight and blog about him or her. I'm proud to say that of the 50+ dogs that I have blogged about EVERY SINGLE ONE of them has found his or her own home, with the exception of one (for whom I still have high hopes). I don't know if (7 comments)
Thank A Teacher... This Is National Teacher Appreciation Week! May 7 - 11th
I may be just a bit biased, but I believe we cannot thank teachers enough for the jobs they do. I'm sure we can all think of a teacher who was special to us or important in determining the direction our lives have taken us. Where would any of us be without the incredible teachers who impacted our lives for years and years? And most of the time, they simply don't get the recognition they deserve. Sure, most teachers work week days from about 7:30 am (4 comments)
Coming Soon... The ULTIMATE View Property, One-Of-A-Kind Opportunity
This incredible home is located high on the mountainside in the Pine Grove area of Hood River. Rarely do homes become available in this area and never are they as stunningly situated as this. This beautiful, custom-designed home is truly a special opportunity to own the ultimate view property on 25 acres. 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3,000 sq. ft.
Django is a gorgeous adult shepard, about five years old and is about as cool as they come. He is so very smart and is devoted to people so much that the shelter is driving him a little nuts. He hates being cooped up. When he's with people, he's loveable, focused and even follows directions quite well, but being locked up makes him feel stressed and fidgety. Django would love to find an active home of his own, with an experienced dog owner who can help him develop into the brilliant (7 comments)
New Listing! Sweet Ranch In A Peaceful, Country Setting. 1014 25th St. Hood River, Oregon
This lovely ranch is located just moments from downtown Hood River on a quiet, peaceful street with sidewalks and cul-de-sac. The country setting offers beautiful mountain views in an established neighborhood.
· 3 bedrooms, 1 bath · 1,008 square feet · Well designed, efficient use of space · 0.17 acre · 1 car garage, 308 square feet · Front porch and backyard brick patio · Backyard storage shed · Nice, fully fenced backyard · Well-maintained, clean and move-in ready!
For more information visit: http://www.columbiagorgefsbo.com/property.php?ID=187 or call 541-806-3584
I pass these guys on the way to work just outside Hood River each morning so stopped to snap their picture this afternoon. This shot is zoomed in on them from pretty far away (I didn't want to walk into their pasture), so it's not the clearest shot. Alpacas thrive in these mountains and have even become a strong business with nine alpaca ranches in the Columbia River Gorge. The alpaca is a close relative of the llama, but alpacas are smaller and are specifically bred for their hair, which is similar to wool, but (5 comments)
All that recent spring rain has turned the Hood River Valley almost impossibly green and lush. It's no wonder spring is my favorite time of the year here. The beautiful Mt. Adams, towering over the orchard filled valley to the north, doesn't hurt the view, either.
You Can Help Shape Hood River County School District's Future!
There is nothing more important to a strong, healthy community than its school district. Over recent years, the Hood River Valley has grown by leaps and bounds, resulting in challenges and questions on the direction its schools will take. Hood River County School District is engaging in a strategic planning process to shape and guide the school district through the year 2025. The Strategic Planning process is a powerful opportunity to involve everyone from our community in building a long-term vision for our public schools.
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