Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hike at Kelly Butte with a Tag Along

I read about this place the other day. It's within walking distance from my house, so I thought I would give it a try. First, it's not a park as much as an abandoned stretch of road leading to what might have been planned housing but for whatever reason never happened. The entrance/parking lot is at the end of a residential area. Lot's of graffiti and trash abound as you enter the park but the rest of the area is litter free hiking trails.


Half way though the hike something swooped down toward me, and I batted it away. I then looked up and noticed it was a parrot of some kind. It tried to swoop down at me again, and this time I just let it land. It stayed on my shoulders for quite a while. It was so cute. It went from one shoulder to the next, then it nibbled at my neck with its beak. It even tried to get into my coat through my collar. 

After a while I was concerned that if it was lost, I might be taking it too far away to get back home, so I back tracked, and when we got to the place where it had jumped on originally, it jumped back off my shoulders and onto a tree. I am hoping it lives around there and knows how to get back. It didn't look dirty or stressed, so I am sure it's fine.












Looking for a Camp Site - Mt Hood

I spent most of the day up at Mt Hood cruising around on my bike checking out camps sites for the summer. I haven't camped in the woods before, and this year I really want to see if I can make it a week away from streaming movies, my cell phone, computer, etc. I found an awesome place that looks perfect close to Roaring River Campground. I would like to take just what I need on my bike, but then I couldn't bring the dog. I will drive instead of ride.

It's amazing to me how many maintained trails and campgrounds there are on and around Mt Hood.

I think it would be fun to ride to the Grand Canyon or Mt Rushmore and camp on the way there.









Saturday, May 11, 2019

Timberline Lodge

A lot of people had the same idea that I did yesterday and headed up to Timberline Lodge. It was very sunny and very nice.










Friday, May 10, 2019

Cascade Locks Trail Head

This was a fun hike. This time I left the dog at home and wondered around for a better part of the day. Most of the trails are closed due to the Eagle Creek fire, but the paved path is still open from the Cascade Locks trail entrance to Eagle Creek trail head.

Amazing paved path that was practically deserted. It pays to visit parks during the week. 




Bridge of the Gods.




Trail Head.



Tunnel.



Columbia.




Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Hmmmmm


Nieghborhood Pictures

Here are some pictures of me walking my dog, the neighborhood in which I live, and some other recent miscellaneous pics.



Me walking the dog at Mt Tabor. 


Mt Tabor - I feel fortunate to live within walking distance of such a beautiful park






My plants 


82nd Parade







Historical Columbia Trail East to West

I took the pooch and walked the 11 mile round trip Historical Columbia Trail the other day. It was amazing.











The Beach

Headed to the beach a few days ago and enjoyed the nice sunny weather.







Thursday, May 2, 2019

Lost Lake

Took a trip to Lost Lake the other day. Wow. It's amazing. The air is so fresh and clean, and it's so amazingly quiet. At one point I could hear a hawk's wings swooshing through the air as it landed on a tree above. Totally amazing day!














Monday, April 29, 2019

Bonneville Dam and Rooster Rock

It was a gorgeous day here in the NW today, so Bob and I went on a road trip. We spent a little time at Bonneville Dam eating Doritos and walking around.
Then we went to Rooster Rock and eat more Doritos. It was an awesome day.
















Groovy Shirt



Hee Haw!


I tried to make the pocket align with the rest of the pattern. I'ts difficult to tell from the photographs that there pocket at all. 
This shirt has a pretty wild pattern but it's fun for summer.  



Hike at Kelly Butte with a Tag Along

I read about this place the other day. It's within walking distance from my house, so I thought I would give it a try. First, it's n...