hood river real estate for sale by owner: Friday's Foto - Holy Cow! - 06/22/12 04:16 AM
 
Friday's Foto - Holy Cow!
 
Okay, so maybe he's not so "holy", but he was pretty darned friendly coming right up to the fence to have his picture taken. We passed this guy on the way to pick up one of my son's friends to come over to play. I love living in the country (in the mountains), where we pass both livestock and wildlife all the time.
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Wordless Wednesday - Duck! - 06/20/12 02:41 AM
 
Wordless Wednesday - Duck!
 
I was photographing a new client's home, the backyard specifically, when I realized this guy, perched under a bush, wasn't just a decoration... he's real. I realized this when he turned his head when I got too close, but otherwise, he stayed right where he was. There's another smaller duck behind him, too.
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Modern Moms... Is Anyone Else Exhausted? - 06/16/12 11:01 AM
 
 
Modern Moms… Is Anyone Else Exhausted?

 
So I’m sitting here in my living room, blogging away, working on SEO for our company’s website. I just finished editing photos of a client’s house and next up is invoicing. Meanwhile, I have a load of laundry in the washer, another in the dryer and lasagna in the oven for dinner. The sprinklers are on and I have to go move them in 10 minutes. Both our sons (11 and 13) have friends over, but luckily Xbox is keeping them relatively quiet. For the moment. I wish I could say … (3 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Columbia Gorge Youth Tackle Football - Now Registering For Fall! - 06/15/12 12:42 PM
 
Columbia Gorge Youth Tackle Football - Now Registering For Fall!
 
True, summer is just beginning in earnest, but it's already time to start planning for fall football. Our local youth football league is run by the Hood River School District's Community Education department. Registration deadline isn't until August 1st, but if you register by June 30th, you get a discount. Registration is limited so you must register early to guarantee your spot!
Football teams are by grades, 3rd-4th grade division, 5th-6th grade division and 7th and 8th grade individual teams.
Proof of insurance is required at time of registration
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Friday's Foto - Growing Up, Moving On - 06/15/12 12:26 PM
 
Friday's Foto - Growing Up, Moving On
 
Today our youngest son, Ben, graduated the 5th grade (yes, they have a ceremony for that now days) and will be moving on to middle school next year. I know many of you have had even bigger milestones with your children/relatives (hs graduation, marriages, grand children etc), but this is a big one for us. We just can't imagine where the time has gone. This is Ben on his first day of kindergarten and his last day of 5th grade (this morning).
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Celebrate Summer at the Community Carnival in Hood River Saturday - 06/12/12 07:34 AM
 
Celebrate Summer at the Community Carnival in Hood River Saturday
 
I love the idea of this and can't wait to take our kids! What a great way to celebrate school getting out (June 15th) and the start of summer.
Bring the whole family and "Spring into Summer" this Saturday, June 16th, 1 to 4 p.m. at the Children's Park at 9th and Eugene Street in Hood River. It's FREE and the weather forecast calls for mostly sunny skies so it should be a great event!
 
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - Dance Like No One Is Watching - 06/10/12 01:06 PM
 
Speechless Sunday - Dance Like No One Is Watching
 
Our family was in Eugene, Oregon this weekend for our neice's high school graduation. We were told you haven't been to Eugene until you've been to Saturday Market, which is the quintessential "hippy" gathering place in town. What an experience. I watched this young lady dancing and hula hooping and I thought of this quote, which I've always loved and find inspiring:
Dance like no one is watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like no one is listening, Live like it's heaven on earth.  -William Purkey
 

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hood river real estate for sale by owner: It's That Time of Year: Remember Your Favorite Graduate, Hood River - 06/06/12 11:26 AM
 
It's That Time of Year: Remember Your Favorite Graduate, Hood River
 
The school year is winding down in the Hood River County School District and with it students are progressing from elementary to middle school, middle school to high school and the big one, high school to... life! Here in Hood River, each promotion is celebrated with a ceremony and parties.
Hood River Valley High School seniors' last day of school is tomorrow, with graduation on Friday, June 8th.
Middle Schools' 8th graders' last day is Thursday, June 14th with promotion that night.
Elementary Schools' 5th graders' last day … (0 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - Columbia Gorge's Kiteboarding Season Well Underway - 06/03/12 12:41 PM
 
Speechless Sunday - Columbia Gorge's Kiteboarding Season Well Underway
 
In case you don't know, the Columbia River Gorge and Hood River specifically is nationally known in kiteboarding circles. And in case you don't know, kiteboarding is a sport where the rider stands on a small surfboard then holds onto a kite, similar to a parasail, and uses the wind to ride the water. Because of its geological form, the Columbia Gorge channels wind that's perfect for the sport so enthusiasts flock to the area from May to October. The last few days we've seen lots of boarders on the … (10 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Come Paint With The Hood River Valley Art Club - 06/02/12 06:55 AM
 
Come Paint With The Hood River Valley Art Club
 
Join other local artists for weekly painting sessions every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Whether you're a pro or a novice, you are invited to take part. Learn from other artists, socialize and practice your art. It's a great opportunity to join this casual, friendly group and everyone is welcome!
Bring your art supplies and a sack lunch. The club provides the coffee. Cost is only $1 to help cover expenses.
Location: Christian Alliance Church in Hood River, 2650 Montello Ave., off Rand Road.
Also, check our their monthy … (0 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Silent Saturday - See Hot Chicks Here! - 06/02/12 06:38 AM
 
Silent Saturday - See Hot Chicks Here!
 
This local sign made me chuckle when I first saw it. I didn't know we had that kind of establishment here in Hood River. But then you'll notice that above the "Hot Chicks" you see the shop's name, Little Bit Ranch Supply. They're talking actual chicks here. Little Bit Ranch Supply is a great place to pick up that urgently needed ranch product, located at 2727 Cascade, Hood River.
 


 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: FREE Youth Sports Physicals, Hood River Middle School, June 1st - 06/01/12 01:14 PM
 
FREE Youth Sports Physicals, Hood River Middle School, June 1st
 
Local Middle and High schools require sports physicals for all youth participating in youth sports programs in the school district. Each physical is good for two years.
Local clinics and businesses have joined together to offer a FREE sports physicals clinic to local youth
this Saturday, June 1st, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Hood River Middle school cafeteria
This is for students entering 6th through 12th grade on a first come first served basis, as follows:
6th - 8th: 9:00 to 10:009th - 10th: 10:00 to 11:0011th - 12th: … (4 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Friday's Foto - Attack Of The Giant Moth - 06/01/12 12:45 PM
 
Friday's Foto - Attack Of The Giant Moth
 
This lovely visitor was on our front porch this morning. I've never seen a moth this large before (in person)... although the photo doesn't show it as well as I'd like, it's probably close to five inches wide with it's wings fully extended. I love the markings on this guy, especially the "eyes" near the wings' tips.
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Haven't Had Enough Skiing Yet? Timberline On Mt. Hood Opens For Summer - 05/30/12 11:56 AM
 
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)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Wordless Wednesday - Green Spring! - 05/23/12 12:29 PM
 
Wordless Wednesday - Green Spring!
 
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.
 

 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Enjoy a Historic Walking Tour of Hood River Every Saturday - 05/23/12 12:22 PM
 
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)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Don't Miss Columbia Gorge Wine & Pear Fest 2012, Hood River - 05/19/12 02:34 AM
 
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)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Heart of Hospice Butterfly Release, May 19th, Hood River - 05/16/12 01:00 PM

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)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - Spring Serenity - 05/13/12 01:52 AM
 
Speechless Sunday - Spring Serenity
 
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.
 

 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Friday's Foto - It's Going To Be a "Front Porch" Kind of Weekend! - 05/11/12 11:03 AM
 
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.
 

 
 
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