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2011 

WE DID IT! 200,000 Points And Going Strong! We are very proud to announce that when I post this blog we will officially hit the 200,000 point mark here at Active Rain. What a challenge it has been. Since January, we have been writing blogs almost daily (7 to 10 a week), commenting as much as we c...
06/30/2011
Wordless Wednesday - A Summer's Hike This is a photo of my mom on the trail to the Tamanawas waterfall. My mom, Mel, our boys and I made the 3.8 mile long hike into the waterfall. Crossing the East Fork of the Hood River was the most nerve-wracking part for me. But the scenery... it just doesn't ...
06/29/2011
He Just Needs Someone To Love... Meet Trapper! Trapper is probably a Border Collie mix and maybe a year or two old. He's just bursting with energy and could play all day. He'll need an active new family or person, and lots of room to move around. He is in need of some basic training and manners, ...
06/29/2011
100 Years In Hood River and Going Strong! From the earliest years in the history of Hood River, the Hood River Hotel has been standing in the middle of downtown. It oozes old world charm but with all the modern amenities you'd expect in your hotel. Visitors can walk to restaurants, galleries, win...
06/29/2011
Wordless Wednesday - The World From Another Point-Of-View I chose this for Wordless Wednesday because there is little needed to be described in words... I just look at the photo and feel happy. Remember how different the world seemed from that point of view? Oh, to be young and carefree again (an...
06/29/2011
Pamper Yourself... At the Foils Day Spa in Hood River The Hood River Valley is a known haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all types... biking, hiking, skiing, windsurfing, kiteboarding... you name it. So what would feel better after a day of playing in our river and on our mountain? Unwind at the s...
06/28/2011
Gorge Dog... yep, it's a store JUST for your dog! All of us in the Hood River Valley know the area is very dog friendly... so many people take their dogs everywhere and like me, some spoil their dogs maybe a little too much. Gorge Dog is a specialty store at 412 Oak Street in downtown Hood River ...
06/28/2011
Mike's Ice Cream - A Day In Hood River Isn't Complete Without It. Mike's Ice Cream shop has practically become a tradition in Hood River. It is conveniently located at 504 Oak St., at one end of the main shopping district of downtown Hood River. It's perfectly situated to grab a quick cone halfwa...
06/28/2011
Full Sail Brewing Company, A Hood River Original Did you know that Full Sail Brewing Company beers are crafted right here in Hood River? The founders chose Hood River purely for all it had to offer... the lifestyle, the Columbia River, Mt. Hood, a vibrant, charming town and ambitious, independant...
06/28/2011
Lavender Fields Forever! It seems to me that the full bloom of lavender is a couple weeks behind this year, but it's getting there. My sons and I stopped by Hood River Lavender Farms today to check on its progress. As you can tell by the photos, it has started to come out, but should be in perfec...
06/28/2011
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