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word of the day: multi-modal

August 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Tom and Kim stopped in for a few days on their west coast driving tour, which was very cool. On Saturday, Nancy and I showed them what our typical Saturday looks like, with a trip downtown to the farmers market, and then poking around downtown for the afternoon. The word of the day was “multi-modal”: we biked, rode the streetcar, took the aerial tram, rode the bus, and did plenty of walking. (No car, though. :-)

Here we are with Tom and Kim on the aerial tram. Be brave, Tom!

snowshoeing on mount hood

February 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Our Seattle friends Brian and Mary are very active outdoorsy people, and we’d been talking with them now and then about snowshoeing. Nancy and I finally decided to go try it and when we mentioned it to them in email, by pure coincidence Tom and Chan were visiting them in Seattle, and they all jumped at the chance to come down and join us!.  And as a special bonus, we corralled Jen to come with us too :-). So we drove up to Timberline Lodge, rented our snow shoes, and headed out on the trails.

Nancy, Mary, and Brian:

Looking up to the summit of Mount Hood:

Mary, Nancy, Brian, and Tom:

I definitely like snowshoeing better than skiiing. As Jen put it so well: “It’s just like skiing but without the fear!” :-)

Taking a rest break. Tom, Chan, Jen, and Nancy:

Brian found his own way to rest, and look out at Mount Jefferson to the south:

A close-up of Nancy’s show shoes:

Mary, Nancy, Chan, Jen, and Tom:

Nancy and Chan:

And the best part is, once you’ve hiked downhill the whole trail, you can just ride the ski lift back up to the lodge! I’m thinking we’ll be doing more snowshoeing next winter :-).

chan and mary and brian, oh my!

September 17, 2009 Leave a comment

Chan was up in Seattle visiting Mary and Brian, and all three drove down to Portland for the day. We started with a hike around Timberline Lodge up on Mount Hood.

The sign is the high point on Mount Hood of the Pacific Crest Trail, which extends all the way from Mexico to Canada. The sign says it’s 550 miles to the Canadian border and 2108 miles to Mexico, but the couple of miles we hiked were enough for me! :-)

Fall colors come in odd places up at the tree line!

Looking up to the summit – it won’t be long before this spot is 10 feet deep in snow.

Back in town, we visited the Rose Garden.

a&e rv

August 12, 2009 Leave a comment

I didn’t get a lot of pictures, but we had some fun out-of-town visitors: RV adventurers Anne, Edwin, Ian (not pictured, sorry!) and new puppy Justice.

(I did get plenty of pictures during their previous visit!)

anniversary tour, part 4

June 7, 2009 Leave a comment

Before they flew back to the midwest, Chris & Rie and Jas & Ian came back down to Portland to have a chance to play with the puppies.

Ian with Maggie, and Jas with Hank:

OK, just for a sec let’s set the wayback machine to Summer 2000, when Jasmine first met Hank and Maggie:

Back to the present, Maggie loves her daddy :-)