Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Roll On Columbia
Yes I am very proud to say we ran while we were there-pictures to prove it, you see me in front of Bonneville Dam. (Listen to the song Roll on Columbia by Woody Guthrie for a little history) We ran twice, hiked and swam laps. Of course we also ate belgian waffles and bacon for breakfast and fish and chips for one of our dinners. The first night we stopped at Char Burger, a little tourist trap leftover from the '50s. As you can see from the photos it has some great character-although not exactly politically correct (or clean). I love the wagon wheel hanging chandeliers. And you all know I love me some knotty pine!
We also hiked Beacon Rock. It was such a beautiful day you could see forever from up there! I have snapshot of the markers showing the man who once owned the property. I love that he is climbing in his tweeds. Mav and I discussed if he were to wear similar clothing, what then would I wear to climb. Hm... I think the year was 1912. I wondered if I would have worn men's pants? Riding pants? Once we were down we saw the picture of the woman from this time period at the top. No pants. I can't imagine climbing in that long skirt! I would have had to have tucked it into by pantaloons.
A funny thing happened on our way up Beacon Rock. I decided to catch the above pictured lizard. He promptly bit my finger and it took quite a shake to unloose him. Learned my lesson.