What a busy day yesterday! It started out that I had to fast.. as I headed out to get some lab tests for my doctor. When I got to the hospital lab it was so full! One hour waits! Someone in the waiting room opined that it was probably all the people that finally have health insurance due to the Affordable Health Care Act. Then the technician fished around in my arm for a vein and finally gave up and took blood out of my hand. Now my friends.. having a blood draw is my worst nightmare, just because of this scenario. I met my sister for a quick lunch at 1 as by now I was starving. It was a little independent bistro type place in an old gas station, but boy was that burger delish in my starved state! :-) Then on to the Dermatologist to have him check my psoriasis and remove (freeze) a skin tag on my lower eye lid.. oh my.. is this all too much information? LOL! And then I raced off to a going away open house at Multnomah Falls Lodge. It was held in the "Falls Room" which has a big glass ceiling so you can see the falls from it.
On my way to the lodge I was early so I pulled over and snapped some photos of Wahkeena Falls.. one of my favorite cascading falls. It was nice and full and rushing and roaring. It comes from a spring so it runs very full at all times all year.
Wahkeena means most beautiful in our local Native American language, from what I hear. Don't quote me on this.. :-)
I took all these photos from my car on my iPhone.. as it was raining and cold.
One of the lovely ladies at the reception had on this beautiful crocheted lace top, I thought you crocheters in the group would enjoy seeing this.
One of the coolest things about the lodge is that it has a real log fire all the time and you should smell the wonderful woodsmoke aroma when you walk in.
There was only one young couple in the great room by the fire.. when I told them I just wanted a photo of the fire for my blog.. he kidded around and wanted to be on my blog.. so here they are. :-)
The lodge provided us with a yummy lot of noshes - little ham sandwiches using tiny croissants, seviche, smoked salmon, cake, cookies and the cute little chocolate mousse cups below with a chocolate piece stuck in the top.
If you haven't dined at the falls in the great room, you should try it sometime!
After days of grey rain and wind.. I was so pleased to see the sun peeking through and a bit of blue sky on my way home along the Columbia River. This is looking West towards Portland, Oregon.
When I pulled in the driveway there was still some sun and a peek of blue sky.. SO pretty and heartening!
I haven't gotten very far with my Elise shawl.. but I thought you might like to see how the pattern is working out.. I am please with it's lacy look, but it's also going to be warm!
I am enjoying a restful morning, but in an hour or so I'm off to Costco to meet my son - we have to do some shopping that Dayle always used to do.. I can't wait for him to be back to his old self. He's been having a rough time lately with pain in his thigh area. He has a ways to go! I hope you're having a good "hump day". If you've never heard that term, it means the middle of the week, so you're over the "hump" of the week.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)