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Hood River Trip

July 26, 2007

Last weekend we spent some time in Hood River, Oregon. If you live in Oregon or Washington and haven’t been to the Gorge yet, you must go. It’s incredibly beautiful. I was lucky enough that the Columbia River Gorge was some of the first parts of Oregon I had seen.

This is why we traveled that way.

Anthony wants to get a Ural bike, but decided taking a class on riding them would be wise. He wanted to make sure it was really for him. Can you tell? He looks miserable in the photo, doesn’t he? The goal is that I can knit in the sidecar. However, that will probably only happen when it’s parked.

While Anthony is was playing on bikes, I went to play in the fiber.

If you want any Alpaca yarn, it is here! They have a whole wall just of alpaca yarns. It was awesome. It made me wish I needed some yarn. Even though I didn’t need yarn, I still could use some fiber. I ended up getting some Alpaca fleece which most of it will make it’s way into the Strings and Yarn shop. I also got a pound of superwash roving for a killer price. I also sat down at a Kromski wheel and it was the first time I could imagine buying another wheel. I’m doomed!

I saw the alpacas. These are the alpacas that are about to have a babies. The little one is six weeks old. I always think alpacas look like they have funny 80’s hairdos. I especially love the golden one closest to the front.

We ate good camping food. The foil has potatoes, peas and mushrooms in it. We also grilled up two salmon fillets. The corn was perfect for a summer evening.

And of course I can’t go the whole trip without a puppy picture. Fifty percent of our pictures from the trip were of Ella.

We had lunch in a park during Anthony’s lunch break. Ella has her camping clothes on!*

*I am fully aware that camping clothes on the dog is pretty ridiculous, but this is something I must have inherited from my Mom. I could not leave the house without getting Ella’s camping bandanna.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 28, 2007 5:18 am

    Looks like a fun time! Alpacas are such funny little things. Cute though! I’m not sure about knitting in the sidecar either. Does that thing come with an airbag?! ;)

  2. July 28, 2007 8:01 pm

    okay, my guy just took a motorcycle class last week and passed his license tests this week, because he wants to ride a scooter. And then he wants me to do the same and ride one, too. I can see I am going to be pimping the sidecar concept. That is SO cool.

  3. Gray permalink
    August 1, 2007 11:42 am

    Great post. You sound like you are having a ball. I totally love alpacas, and completely love items knitted from the wool. I play for an annual contradance in an barn on an alpaca farm, and it’s great being around the animals.

    Enjoy August!


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