We had our grandsons for the weekend and wanted to take them on a fun jaunt as it's their Spring Break. So, on a nice Saturday we headed off down the Columbia River Gorge to Cascade Locks to see the view and also to the East Wind Drive-In to get an ice cream. After we get our cones we drive to this viewpoint to feast our eyes on the river and enjoy our ice cream.
Here is my waffle cone with chocolate soft ice cream. :-P The walk up window is closed but they have 2 drive thru areas and it moved along quickly.
I love their neon sign.
The place where we have our ice cream is next to the yacht basin of the Cascade Locks Marine Park. We kept our sailboat, Stargazer, there for 2 summers. A great place to sail.
We then drive down to the boat launch to get a shot of the Bridge of the Gods. :-) This is where we put in our fishing boat and also where we launched our sailboat.
We pulled into the Multnomah Falls freeway parking lot so I could get this image of the falls.
When we pulled in at home I snapped a couple of images of the Star Magnolia as the blooms have begun to open.
Such pretty white flowers early in the Spring.
The farmhouse peeking out.
Dayle got one of those Ring doorbells that notifies you when someone is at the door. Oh.. who is that there? Extra security is a good thing.
Dayle made us a nice ham dinner for the boys and us on Friday. They loved it.
Our Mt. Hood daffodil bloomed that we planted in the fall. The trumpet part has lightened to a creamy white today.
My friend Andrea who lives in Oklahoma sent me this card. We met in Talk City, an internet chat community, years ago. She lived in Hawaii, then moved to Australia and then to join her mother in OK. She is so thoughtful and always sends seasonal cards to her friends. I worked at Talk City as a paid host to keep the chat rooms safe and positive. My name was TeresaCCC there. I also was the community manager of the Local Forum where chat rooms were formed for many major cities in the US. My job was to see that all of the rooms were hosted by fellow CCCs. That is where I met Andrea, in Local-Phoenix. She has actually visited us here at our home.
Dayle baked the boys their birthday cake, my carrot cake recipe that I love. Notice we used my jadeite baking pan? :-)
This was our brunch yesterday for the boys and us.
The birthday boys - Hayden is turning 13 and Caleb 12 this week. For 4 days they are the same age. :-)
My job was to frost the cake.. cream cheese frosting of course, it has to be done just so. I had to spread it evenly and then use the knife to create waves, just like my mom used to do. :-)
Is it picture perfect? LOL!
I didn't have birthday candles so used these, Caleb wondered if they were turning 2 years old, I told them no, each one gets one candle. We sang happy birthday to them.
I cut the cake and served them up and Dayle gave us each a scoop of vanilla ice cream to go along with it. Yum!
They liked their gifts and I'd say we had a wonderful time with our dear grandsons.
How was your weekend? Do share. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)