Wednesday, September 12, 2012

There and Back Again - Day 2

The thing I love most about going on vacation is that I get to leave behind any kind of schedule. My entire life is scheduled from morning to night, and when I'm on vacation, there is no schedule.

We started out with a great breakfast compliments of the hotel and a few pics by the river before we got back into the car.  I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone staying in Hood River.

 Only a short jaunt to Cannon Beach but we pretty much spent the whole day playing around.  Our first stop was at Bonneville Dam. 
Since most of us have been through several dams in our lifetime we skipped the tour, but did take time to check out the lockes and fish ladders.

I would love ot have one of these on the end of my hook.  They actually have someone sitting my the window counting all the fish coming through and what kind they were.  I don't think I could do it.  The job takes major concentration and not a lot of breaks. 
We then took a minute to see the hatcheries and Herman the sturgeon. 

We were standing there at the window admiring the fish and the lady next to me said "they almost look pre-historic"  I wanted to turn to her and say DUH...but I refrained.

The flowers in the park there were gorgeous. 

We stopped in the gift shop and Mom and I found a pair of earrings to take home.  Here is a pic of me sporting them.

We then stopped at Multnomah Falls.  This has been one of my dreams to see this falls.  Even though the water flow wasn't heavy, it was still breathtaking.

 Paul, Riley, and I walked to the midway point.  I think we would have gone all the way if Ralph, Mom and Sadie hadn't been at the bottom waiting for us.  Riley was the star of the show.  People along the trail kept admiring him, one even asked for a picture of him.  Crazy.  He was not interested at all except in making sure he left his mark on every brick and bush along the trail.

We stopped at the Pendleton Outlet store and Mom bought me a birthday outfit.  I didn't find as many goodies as I thought I would, but I am very pleased with my pick.  At this point we were hungry and sick of eating snacks from the car.  We had a subway sandwhich and then headed for Cannon Beach.  I could hardly wait to breath the ocean air and see Haystack Rock.   This shot was taken a few days after we had been there.  Most of the days we were clouded in as you will see in subsequent posts.

We arrived and checked in to our condo, and decided on a bowl of chowder at Mo's.  We watched the sunset through the brick of clouds and stayed there until dark.  We made a grocery run to Seaside - the grocery store was much too busy at that hour. 

We spent a few minutes in the hot tub andthen  read before lights out. 
Another great day.

1 comment:

marlene said...

those are some beautiful water falls makes me want to be with you i love the pic of you and your earrings! you are just to cute i all so loved the pic of Riley in the first shot with his cute little nose.