hood river real estate for sale by owner: This Sweet Little Girl Can't Wait To Be Your Baby... Meet Lolla Lee Lou - 02/03/12 02:52 PM
 
This Sweet Little Girl Can't Wait To Be Your Baby... Meet Lolla Lee Lou
 
Lolla Lee Lou and her sister, Cindy Lou Who, are the sweetest little babies you'll ever find. The vet is guessing they're around seven weeks old and they are just tiny at less than four pounds each. They seem to be chihuahua, dachshund mix and are absolutely beautiful. These poor little girls were found abandoned in front of a business in weather far too cold for them, leaving them scared and traumatized. Luckily, the wonderful shelter volunteers and workers worked their magic on them and they … (2 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Hood River Valley Youth Basketball Season Underway - 01/29/12 03:35 AM
 
Hood River Valley Youth Basketball Season Underway
 
Girls and Boys, 3rd through 6th grade basketball league play officially started yesterday with the league's first game of the season. The opener was delayed by a week due to inclement weather and massive power outages last week. The teams began practicing the first week of January, although a week and a half of practices were cancelled due to the weather, too. But things are back on track.
Our son, Ben, plays on Parkdale's 5th and 6th grade team and they won their first game with a score of 26 to 24, … (1 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - Visting The Arches, Summer Fun! - 01/29/12 03:21 AM
 
Speechless Sunday - Visting The Arches, Summer Fun!
 
In my quest to console myself amidst our cold, icy and dreary winter weather, I've been looking through summer photos and came across one of our many trips to Moab, Utah, where my (Gretchen's) parents live. This is Ben and Sam in front of an arch at Arches National Park, one of our favorite places to hike while there. I'm warmer just looking at it.
 

 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Zumba-Thon! For Mid-Valley Elementary School - 01/29/12 03:14 AM
 
Zumba-Thon! For Mid-Valley Elementary School
 
 
The Mid-Valley Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is proud to present its Zumba-Thon, next Friday, January 20, 7 - 9 p.m. What a great way to help raise funds for the school and get out of the house and have fun with the whole family at the same time.
 
If you don't know, Zumba is the new exercise phenomenon sweeping the nation. It is a Latin dance inspired fitness program, including dance elements combined with aerobic exercises. It's high-energy and fun, a great way to really get your blood pumping.
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament At The Mt. Hood Town Hall - 01/28/12 05:58 AM
 
Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament At The Mt. Hood Town Hall
 
The historic Mt. Hood Town Hall stands approx. 15 miles south of Hood River in the small community of Mt. Hood, Oregon. Originally built in 1914, the hall has recently undergone a rejuvenation as many classes and programs have been established in support of its small coummunity.
Now here's your chance to win some cash and help out this local historic landmark at the same time!
Next Saturday, February 4, 2012, 1pm
$50 Buy In Up to $2,500 in Prize Money
Free Lunch (and beer) for all players  
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Missing Her Owner Who Passed Away, This Lady Needs A New Love... Meet Priscilla! - 01/27/12 01:01 PM
 
Missing Her Owner Who Passed Away, This Lady Needs A New Love... Meet Priscilla!
 
Reading about this gorgeous girl, just broke my heart. Her long-time owner recently passed away and there was just no place else for this sweet pup to go, but to the shelter. She's missing her owner and it shows as she grieves and seems a bit lost. Thank goodness the great shelter folks are helping her get over her grief and move on. Now she desperately wants another home to call her own.
Priscilla is an older lady and is a border collie. She is … (3 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Wordless Wednesday - Barbeque, Anyone? - 01/25/12 10:59 AM
 
Wordless Wednesday - Barbeque, Anyone?
 
Did I mention it's been a little icy around here lately? We've been experiencing a very unique and fun (sense the sarcasm) natural phenomenon... freezing rain. It's rain, but instantly freezes to whatever it falls on. Our back deck barbeque grill is an excellent example of the result. Actually, we have icicles on everything, but this struck me as especially funny.
 

 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Wordless Wednesday - Winter Rainbow - 01/25/12 10:53 AM
 
Wordless Wednesday - Winter Rainbow
 
I'm always on the lookout for a great rainbow to photograph. With the extremely icy, rainy and snowy weather we've had lately, this rainbow was an especially welcome sight. Of course, if it really signified the end of the rain, it would be even better, but we'll take what we can get. This is Waterfront Park's rock wall in Hood River, Oregon and you can just see the Columbia River in the background.
 

 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - Fun In The Waves - 01/22/12 03:36 PM
 
Speechless Sunday - Fun In The Waves
 
We're still digging out from Ice Storm 2012 and I'm pretty sick of snow and ice and cold. So for today's photo, I took a look through some warmer times and chose this one of our sons, Sam and Ben, playing in the waves at Big Beach on Maui, Hawaii. I feel warmer and more cheerful just looking at it.
 

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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Packed With Fun & Ready To Play... Meet Noche! - 01/21/12 05:54 AM
 
Packed With Fun & Ready To Play... Meet Noche!
 
Noche is an adorable, 4 1/2 year old Lhasa Apso boy. This guy is Mr. Social Butterfly, loves to make new friends and seems to adore every dog, cat or person he meets... even kids. He is endlessly happy and loves to play. He is especially fond of his toys and treats and is always up for a good walk. He is crate trained although he also tends to hide his toys and treats in there.
 
Noche is 28 pounds of good-natured personality, he's neutered, current on shots, and microchipped. … (0 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Friday's Fotos - Encased in Ice - 01/20/12 12:36 PM
 
Friday's Fotos - Encased in Ice
 
Even devestating ice storms have their silver lining, in this case the almost surreal vistas left in their wake. Hood River and Parkdale, Oregon, have experienced freezing rain for two straight days... as the rain falls, it freezes almost instantly to whatever it lands on, encasing everything in thick, but pretty ice. The flip side is innumerable broken trees and powerlines all over the valley and the weather forecast shows no break in the fun.
 


 
 
 
 
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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Friday's Fotos - Ice Storm 2012, Columbia River Gorge - 01/20/12 12:23 PM
 
Friday's Fotos - Ice Storm 2012, Columbia River Gorge
 
The power's finally back on and the house is warming up after reaching 48 degrees overnight. The Columbia River Gorge, or more specifically, the towns of Hood River and Parkdale, have been hit with lovely freezing rain after three feet of snow in the days before that. The result is literally dozens of downed power lines, broken trees and blocked roads, like nothing we've seen in the 4 1/2 years we've lived here. We've lost all our fruit trees we planted two summers ago and the tops of many 60+ … (1 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Wordless Wednesday - Snow Dog! - 01/18/12 10:45 AM
 
Wordless Wednesday - Snow Dog!
 
This is our Australian shepard, Chance, who we rescued from a shelter five years ago. We were hit with a huge snow storm the last couple days and all three of our big dogs can't seem to get enough of the snow, even when they are covered in it! The chihuahua, not so much. Chance was just hanging out as our family worked to dig our way out of 3+ feet of snow.
 

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hood river real estate for sale by owner: SNOW DAY! Mt. Hood, Most of Oregon Slammed by Huge Amounts of Snow! - 01/18/12 10:39 AM
 
SNOW DAY! Mt. Hood, Most of Oregon Slammed by Huge Amounts of Snow!
 
We had aleady guessed, well before the school district made the official call this morning, that it would be a snow day today. We already had two feet of snow over the last couple days, but then we got 18 additional inches just over night last night, making digging out of our own driveway interesting, what alone braving the roads.
Before this storm, Mt. Hood stood at a small fraction of its "normal" snow pack for this time of year, which would not bode well for … (2 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - Full Moon Setting - 01/15/12 11:59 AM
 
Speechless Sunday - Full Moon Setting
 
I took this photo this last week while the moon was full. It's actually in the morning, just after I dropped one of our sons off at school, so it is just before the moon set behind the mountains. I also love the silhouette of bare branches against a dark sky just starting to brighten.
 

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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Speechless Sunday - Heavy With Snow - 01/15/12 09:03 AM
 
Speechless Sunday - Heavy With Snow
 
We finally, FINALLY have a little snow. It started snowing last night and hasn't stopped yet today. This is the ponderosa tree out our side door. Such snowstorms are not uncommon here this time of year, but this year they have been few and far between. This is only the second accumulation of the year at our house in Parkdale, Oregon.
 

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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Double Header Free Throw Contest In Hood River Next Sunday - 01/15/12 03:51 AM
 
Double Header Free Throw Contest In Hood River Next Sunday
 
The Knights of Columbus and the Hood River Elks Club will be holding their Free Throw Contest Next Sunday, January 22nd at Wy-East Middle School, 1 to 4 p.m. Area youth, ages 8 to 14 are eligible to participate.
 
There will also be a 3 on 3 basketball tournament the same time and day. Competition will be in four divisions, boys and girls, ages 8 to 11 and 12 to 14. The fee to enter is $5 and pre-registration is required. Call Frank Wall at 541-354-1505 by Saturday … (1 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: This Poor Guy's Ready To Turn His Life Around... Meet Fuji - 01/15/12 03:17 AM
 
This Poor Guy's Ready To Turn His Life Around... Meet Fuji
 
Oh, if only we didn't already have four dogs ourselves... I'm a sucker for a guy who REALLY needs someone. Poor Fuji has had a tough first part of his life and is ready for a loving, caring family of his own. He has spent his entire life living outside with hardly any positive attention from his people. He has scars on his muzzle where his mouth was tied shut, along with a few other scars he didn't deserve. He is underweight and is hard of hearing, due … (4 comments)

hood river real estate for sale by owner: Wordless Wednesday - Sunrise Over Hood River, Oregon - 01/11/12 11:28 AM
 
Wordless Wednesday - Sunrise Over Hood River, Oregon
 
I took this photo this morning in Hood River, just before the sun rose over the horizon. I couldn't believe the range of reds, purple and blues... even more amazing in person than I was able to capture in this photo. At least this is a taste of the glorious start to the day. 

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hood river real estate for sale by owner: Hood River Valley 3-6th Grade League Basketball Starts - 01/07/12 09:17 AM
 
Hood River Valley 3-6th Grade League Basketball Starts
 
Another season, another sport begins. In our household, you can tell what time of year it is by what sport our boys are playing and we are very pleased with the variety and quality of choices available to us here in the Hood River Valley. This week, our 11-year-old, Ben, started 3-6th grade youth basketball practice with games to start in two weeks. He's on the 5th and 6th grade Parkdale team (he's in the 5th grade). This year the team is made up of 11 players and their coaches are … (0 comments)

 
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