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2011 

  The View From The Columbia River, Part 3: The Native American Fishing Platforms   Our family first rode the Gorge Sternwheeler almost three years ago and until then then I had not heard one of the most unique and intriguing issues regarding the Columbia River... that of Native American fishing ...
09/11/2011
  Hood River Starts The 2011 Youth Football Season With A Bang!   Our 10-year-old son, Ben, plays Gorge Youth Tackle Football for Hood River, 5-6th grades, team #2 and his team started the season brilliantly today with a 36 to 6 victory over Stevenson! The soaring heat didn't slow them down a bit...
09/10/2011
  Friday's Foto - Multnomah Falls, Oregon   Multnomah Falls is located just 20 miles east of Portland, just off I-84, near the town of Corbett, Oregon. It's about a 40 minute drive from Hood River. Multnomah is the fifth largest waterfall in the United States with a drop of over 600 feet into the...
09/09/2011
  Attention Pilots & Airplane Enthusiasts: WAAAM Annual Fly-In This Weekend!   The Western Antique Automobile and Aeroplane Museum in Hood River is proud to announce that it's annual "Fly-In" will be this weekend, September 10th and 11th.  This is an event sure to thrill any plane enthusiast as p...
09/08/2011
  Fire Update: Mt. Hood Dollar Lake Fire   Compared to the catastrophic wild fires in Texas, our little fire on Mt. Hood seems barely significant. But it is to us. The fire has burned over 4,500 acres and there are currently 700 firefighters working the fire, with support from 6 helicopters and m...
09/07/2011
  Clock Tower Ales, The Dalles, Oregon   This is the popular The Dalles restaurant Clock Tower Ales. The restaurant is located in the second historical county courthouse building in downtown The Dalles. I stopped to photograph the building before I even knew what was inside because the architectu...
09/06/2011
  The View From The Columbia River, Part 2:  Looking Up & Down River   I never stop marveling over what a grand and awesome sight the beautiful Columbia River Gorge is. Viewing it from a vantage point actually on the river offers a whole new perspective. I took these photos from onboard the Stern...
09/05/2011
  Speechless Sunday - The Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River   The Bonneville Dam is located just a couple miles west of the Cascade Locks and spans the scenic Columbia River. There are visitors' centers on both the Oregon and Washington sides of the dam that are open daily from 9 to 5. I took ...
09/04/2011
  If Loveable and Fun Is For You... Meet Lacy Jean!   Talk about eager to please! Lacy Jean is happy, loveable and fun, always out for a good time. And what a cuddler! Lacy hasn't met someone she doesn't like and that goes for dogs, too. She also just loves to fetch and would probably do it until...
09/04/2011
  The View From The Columbia River, Part 1:  On Board The Sternwheeler   My parents recently visited us in Oregon and since it was my father's first time here, we planned a lot of tourist type activities. Last time I did most of these activities, I wasn't blogging so I am excited to take advantag...
09/03/2011
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