As we continue decorating our home for the holidays, the last red metal footlocker/trunk was brought down by dear hubby and it was full of treasures! I strung the wooden "cranberry" beads across the mantel and hung up our stockings. I've been wanting to show you my own design crochet stockings that I came up with years ago. I used the "long" stitch to create the designs.. the white is a zigzag and the red are hearts. I may try to write up a pattern for them as I've never seen any like these that I designed. After the holidays are over, though. :-)Here is my red one..
I headed out right after noon to Multnomah Falls to volunteer in the Visitor Center with my sister, Denise. We always meet an hour before we go on duty for lunch in the Lodge. I thought I'd show you around a bit.. you've seen photos of the falls and outside, but I wanted to share with you this wonderful historic lodge. Below is the fireplace in the small dining room where we eat our lunch. The manager of the company who runs the restaurant gives the staff and volunteers super good prices - which is so nice.
This is the window where we dine.. see the sliver of the Columbia River beyond the trees? See the big bluff across the river there.. that is Washington State!!
This is the lounge area between the bar and the lobby of the restaurant.. people are able to wait comfortably for a table by the fire there. There are old photos and paintings around the interior.. that one is of Crater Lake.
This is the soaring ceiling of the "Great Room"... there is a roaring, crackling fire with real wood in this room.. I wish you could smell the smoky aroma of it. How about that rock wall?
The fireplace is big!
The big tall scrawny tree in the dining room. :-)
This is the newest room in the restaurant.. called the "Falls Room".. can you see the waterfall through the windows in the peak?
Another vantage point of the Falls Room, there is a rock patio beyond for summer dining.
Mid-afternoon, I went out to the coffee cart to buy my sister and I a coffee drink - she has a latte and I have a mocha. It's excellent coffee, they use beans from the Hood River Coffee Company and it's yummy! While they were making our coffees I strolled up the path towards the falls and got this photo.. I know you enjoy seeing it! :-)
Coming back down I got this shot of the wonderful fluorescent green lichen on the rocks across the creek.
We had another nice afternoon visiting with folks from all over, helping them plan their excursions and which way to go to see what. When we left and locked up everything securely, I got this shot of the lighted lodge.. dark, huh?
When I arrived home hubby gave me my mail.. a DARLING card from my *WONDERFUL* friend Kate at The Garden Bell blog! Isn't this the cutest card ever?
And also I got my 2nd ornament from the swap we did in the "We Love Lucy II" group on Facebook. This is from Ingrid Pretorius from East Sussex UK. We're up to 326 members of the group! If you're on FB, come on over and join us! :-)
And for my blog friend Jane at Jane's Journal, my Lucy waves her paw at your Billy!
I sure hope you've enjoyed the tour of the lodge and have a fun weekend ahead. Here's my line up -- Friday, we're hosting my 3 siblings and their spouses for a holiday dinner here. Hubby is making 2 pot roasts and I'm making green beans and bacon. Saturday is the Board of Directors party for the Friends of Multnomah Falls. Sunday is the Children's Christmas Party at the Portland Yacht Club -- and Monday is my chapter meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Oh my!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)