Columbia Gorge Trip

This year one of my goals is take advantage of more of my vacation time.  In early July we went on a short trip that started with the  M.C. Escher exhibit in Portland.

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Then we chowed down a tasty meal at  Nicholas.  On the way out and in an Escher frame of mind I made this photo of shadows on the sidewalk.

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We were headed up the gorge and a stop at the falls is nearly mandatory.

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We arrived at Columbia Hills Park in Washington in the afternoon.  Setting up camp in a wind storm reminded me a bit of Burning Man.  Once camp was set, we went exploring in the sweet late afternoon light.

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We went to this park to see the pictographs and petroglyphs.

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We drove back through the Hood River Valley.

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With a detour to Timberline Lodge.

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Back in Corn Valley for a sweet sunset.

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