A semi-daily chronicle of my life as a musician, a family man, and a citizen of Oregon.

Apr 3, 2008

Panorama Lodge

Jen and I returned again this year to Panorama Lodge, a bed & breakfast in Hood River Oregon to celebrate our 5th anniversary together.  The bed & breakfast is adorable, just a little ways up in the hills above Hood River with a beautiful view of the Hood River valley and the nicest folks running it, Lee & Linda.  There were three other couples staying there that night and they were all great people from different parts of the country, as close as Tillamook and as far away as Oklahoma, near where my dad grew up.

We got there the first day and wasted no time in getting some hiking in.  There's a little road just by the b&b that has a great view.

At one point on the trail there was even some snow on the ground still.

I had a chance to really appreciate the trees and shrubs.

The next day was rainy but we headed up to the Washington side of the Columbia river and did some hiking there.  Even though we got very wet and I ended up getting a really bad chest cold we enjoyed ourselves very much.