both dogs are still alive

and my brother is still alive as well, so I guess it was a good weekend (though Berkeley now has some sort of eye issue. His left eye is swollen and leaky). Peter and I had a great time exploring a small section of the Columbia Gorge. We stayed at the Bonneville Hot Springs Resort and got to use the mineral pool and jacuzzi there. Here’s the view from our room:

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One of my favorite features of the place was this sign:
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They appeared throughout the hotel.
For Sunday brunch we headed east to the Skamania Lodge, which is much fancier and larger than Bonneville. It is also more popular, which is why I couldn’t get a room there! They have a killer weekend brunch with just about every kind of food you can imagine. This was the view from our table:

We crossed the river back into Oregon via the Bridge of the Gods:
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Native American lore states that a natural stone bridge existed where the current bridge now stands. This was my favorite bridge when I was a kid; every time we drove past it, I daydreamed about walking across it and imagined how beautiful it must have been.

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7 Responses to both dogs are still alive

  1. Scout says:

    Wow….that looks simply amazing.

  2. megan says:

    Happy Anniversary. Glad that you had a nice trip. I love that part of the NW.

  3. Laura says:

    what an awesome story about the Bridge of the Gods. How’s your fair isle project coming along?

  4. vanessa says:

    ah, i have heard wonderful things about brunch at Skamania Lodge, lucky you. you have me longing to take a trip up the gorge now.

  5. Adrienne says:

    Glad to learn that dogs and brother survived. Hope that Berkeley’s eye gets better!
    Looks like the two of you had a lovely time. What gorgeous scenery! I’ve never been to that part of America. You just keep giving me more and more motivation to go! Someday, somehow.
    Anyway, happy belated wedding anniversary! May you celebrate many more joyful years together!

  6. One reason I like reading your blog is that it fuels my homesickness for the Pacific Northwest. I was born and raised there and went to college and was a newlywed there. Then, at age 27 (20 years ago) I moved with the hub to Montana. I STILL long for OregonWashingtonland. So thanks! I’ve been to the Skamania Lodge in the summer and had a lovely drink on that patio enjoying the same view.

  7. santos. says:

    i know it’s completely irrational, but i was hoping that when i clicked on the skamania lodge, i’d be faced with a black and white checkerboard background, with a mod boy and mod girl, and a midi-file of madness’s “one step beyond” playing. ska-mania, indeed.

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