*Can you see the the pics, now?*
Very early the morning following our Portland Blog-Bud Weekend Gathering, my old friend B scooped Jzboy and I up and took us to her family cabin at the base of Mt. Hood. She'd been coaxing me to visit for years and years.
Why did I not take her up on it until now?
I have no idea. What I do know (for sure) is that this will not be the last time our toes grace the rustic, douglas fir scented, icy rivered, peace-filled goodness that is Rhododendron, OR.
I had no idea that my dear friend's long-loved family heirloom was a Steiner Log Cabin! Lovely, cozy AND historically special...for family and architects alike.
This picture is so my mother can drool:
Here is the view from the deck:
We spent a gorgeous day on Mt Hood. What a lady.
Yes, I am wearing the backpack. It was COLD! The pack kept me warm. I later traded with Jzboy when we were going uphill well after lunch. Talk about a workout. But a beautiful one - exercise should always be this killer. The altitude gave us the extra edge on the aerobic aspect of our trudging.
Can you believe this blue sky? Beautiful, refreshing, azure.
It was a long hike down to the valley and back. As the miles wore on, the camera stayed in its holster. It was better that way.
Perfect way to end this glorious day?
Cribbage & cold beer with dear friend B (right)...beside cozy wee cabin's lovely fireplace! Yes, it was chilly enough for a fire! Jzboy snoozed.