Monday, July 7, 2008

lazy holiday weekend

The three-day holiday weekend caught us unprepared. We had no plans or excursions planned. It was great!

On Friday, Scott found the amazing Wahclella Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. It's was a little hike from the trail head through canyon to a spectacular multi-tier falls that cuts through a narrow, lush crevasse. Surprisingly the canyon was humid and smelly which is unusual for the usually windy, cool gorge.




I'm amazed that after all these years visiting the gorge, there are still some amazing falls to find.

We had dinner with mom at Gustav's and then crashed at home for the rest of the holiday.

On Saturday we spent the morning doing nothing useful. Our latest obsession is You Are What You Eat on BBC America. It has almost inspired me to go on a diet. Well, almost.

Sheena came over in the afternoon and we took our first bike ride of the year. We biked from downtown through the Eastbank Esplanade and Springwater Corridor to Oaks Park. It's a relatively short ride, but we were so tired that we had to turn around. We'll definitely need to do more training rides if we plan on doing the Providence Bridge Pedal next month.

Having been denied Russell Street BBQ on the holiday, we had dinner there on Saturday night.

On Sunday, we went to church and had brunch with mom and Sheena in the 'Couv. We then picked rasberrys at Kruger's farm on Sauvie's Island with Paula. I was not a fan of strawberry picking when we visited the farm two years ago, but raspberries are much easier to pick and the weather was much cooler. We have so many berries.

We ended the weekend watching WALL-E which was terrific.

1 comment:

CrackerLilo said...

Those pictures of the falls are beautiful!

Sounds like an awesome weekend, too.