Speechless Sunday - An Early Spring Morning Near Hood River I took this photo on my way to work on Friday from the side of Highway 35, about 5 minutes south of Hood River. As we move to summer, the trees will have so many leaves, that we won't see the orchard behind them.
Mt. Hood Framed By A Sea Of Blossoms Spring in the Cascades... The Hood River Valley is know for it's plentiful orchards: pears, apples, plums, peaches, nectarines, cherries etc. After an extra long, cold and wet spring, we've settled in now for a sunny stretch and suddenly blossoms seem to be ev...
Hood River Valley Middle School Track Team Our 12-year-old son runs for the Hood River Valley Middle School Track Team, which is made up of students from both WyEast and Hood River Middle Schools. We love having Sam involved in sports... it gives him something to do, an excuse and motivation to e...
Parkdale Elementary School's Spring Music Program Few things bring on a surge of nostalgia for me more than sitting on metal folding chairs in the school's gym-atorium, watching the elementary school kids sing songs they've been working on for months. They start singing and I'm right back in the ...
Wordless Wednesday - The Blossoms are here!   Better late than never! Almost two weeks after Blossom Fest, the blossoms are finally coming out and are glorious! Last Month... Yesterday...                                                                                                              ...
It's Getting To Be That Time Of Year! In our family, another sign that spring has truly arrived is that our boys camp out, something they'll do a great deal of the summer. True, it's only in our yard, but a tent among the trees is far more interesting to a 10 and 12-year-old than a boring old bed...
Speechless Sunday - Hood River Bridge Across The Columbia River Mel took this photo yesterday toward Hood River from the town of White Salmon, on the Washington side of the Columbia River.                                                                                                             ...
Friday's Foto - Parkdale Little League Majors Team Our 10-year-old son, Benjamin (3rd from the left), plays on the Parkdale Little League Majors Team. The team is sponsored by McIsaac's, a local grocery store.    
The Town of Hood River Has Character... 3 Rivers Grill Hood River is blessed with gorgeous architecture and artistic touches. The 3 Rivers Grill restaurant right in the heart of downtown (601 Oak Street) is definitely part of that. The intricate mosaic mural displayed on the retaining wall in fro...
Pet Portraits to Benefit Hood River Adopt A Dog Program As the parents of four shelter dogs and one rescued cat, fundraisers to benefit pet adoption are near and dear to our family. Our newest addition, Jessa, a chihuahua, is from the Hukari Animal Shelter and we never forget how big a part of ou...

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