When you live in the Columbia River Gorge, running errands can be quite delightful. :-) We needed to drop something off at Multnomah Falls Lodge so I proposed that we take the boys on an outing and make an afternoon of it. We drove East, over the Bridge of the Gods and had lunch at Big T's Restaurant in Stevenson. Then back over the bridge to Cascade Locks and an ice cream for dessert at the East Wind Drive-In. We then drove in to the Cascade Locks Marine Park and let the boys play a little on the swings. This is the view I enjoyed while watching them play.
Many of the buildings in Cascade Locks have "quilt squares" mounted on them.
The guys heading back to the car.
I snapped this peek of the Sternwheeler at the dock.
This is such a nice playground for kids.. clean and fun and a neat design.
We drove down to the boat launch and fishing area and I snapped this image of the Bridge of the Gods. I asked a fisherman what they were catching and he said "June Hogs". LOL! I did some googling and actually the Summer Chinook got so fat they weighed 85-100 lbs!
Heading back West we took the exit 35 off of I-84 to get to Multnomah Falls and passed Horsetail Falls.
We dropped 2 boxes of pins off at the lodge and then drove up the Historic Columbia River Highway to Vista House. *snap*
We drove past to where my beloved Columbia Tiger Lilies bloom and I was devastated to see I'd missed the bloom for the first time in literally YEARS and all we saw was a stem of dried up flowers. :-( We then pulled into Portland Women's Forum and I snapped this shot of Vista House and the gorge with colorful wild Sweet Peas in bloom.. which the camera focused on.. oh well.
Such a lovely pink.
My darling grandsons. :-)
A zoom over to Vista House.
The boys went over to the big rock at the entrance to the park and looked at all the historic plaques embedded in the rock.
After finishing my Sunday Shawl I dove right back into the little snuggle blanket I'm making for my grandson Gabriel in California. :-)
These vintage glass canisters arrived today. Won't they look good in the kitchen queen? It's rare to find these with the black ink on the label intact, most have the black scrubbed off over the years.
I had to show you this.. on Wednesday we were on the way to the credit union and this guy was in front of us.. I said.. is that guy in a kilt? Yes! And he had a bagpipe on his lap! How often do you see something like this? LOL! When he took off his kilt flew up.. but we were spared seeing what was under it. :-)
I have happy news! I have convinced Dayle and the rest of the family to paint the farmhouse red! This is an example of how it will look.. this is not our house but you can get the idea. I'm so excited! One of our son's friends is going to do the painting for us. We'll have the house, shed and garage done.. and maybe a 2nd coat on the barn. :-)
Our grandson Hayden came home with a hurt little toe when he went adventuring with our son Travis. Kristi took him to the doctor the next day and it was broken! So, he's been sidelined from doing a lot of fun things this summer, such as their day camp starting on Monday. Poor guy.
So.. 45 had a 2 1/2 hour love-fest with Russian Pres Putin today - yes, the man whose minions interfered with our 2016 presidential election to the point that the most unfit president in the history of our country was elected. :-(
At least it looks like the "Wealth-care" bill isn't going to pass. For now. I'm sure they'll keep trying to strip 20 million of our children, elderly, infirm, sick and poor of health care.. but we can hope they will fail to kill us.
:-) What are you up to today? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)