Sunday, June 29, 2014
Yes, an unfortunate name for a town, though worth a chuckle. Our host Phil says Boring is proud to be the sister city to Dull, Scotland.
We arrive on Friday and spread all over the grounds of Phil's commercial nursery. I'm not sure how many acres the operation comprises, but it's ample.
Another first - camped among the blueberry bushes!
The blueberries are not quite ripe yet. But here's a photo of the Oregon Grape, which is Oregon's state flower and rather blueberry-ish.
Our camp reminds me of Game Day Saturday back home.
In the evenings, Jerry's cat Samson goes mousing. I encourage him.
On Saturday, the group explores. First stop is an overlook on the Columbia River.
Later we visit Multnomah Falls
where I model my new completely awesome thrift-store rain jacket.
Parts of the Columbia River Gorge remind me of the Scottish Highlands.
We stop for lunch at the Full Sail Brew Pub in Hood River. I have the fish and chips made with salmon (!) and served with a side of pickled zucchini. Dee-lish!
Speaking of salmon. Here are a few smoking during a town festival at Cascade Locks.
A view of the expansive and lush fruit basket of Hood River Valley.
No rain today and I hope my new raincoat will remain stored for a while. We are convinced the weather is about to turn dry and sunny. Maybe even a star show tonight?