Thursday, May 21, 2009

Road Trip

REI Girl and I took a long one-tank road trip on Sunday. Drove north to Maupin and had yummy cinnamon roles at an old haunt from my younger years - The Oasis Cafe - was the place to go after rafting the Deschutes...the best milkshakes in town - which isn't saying much because Maupin isn't much. A pretty place in a deep canyon, not much more than a wide spot in the road. But really hot in the summer - so milkshakes were very appreciated. The town mostly survives on the fly fishing and rafting trade, so it's pretty quiet most of the year.

Then we headed to the Columbia Gorge and Hood River. The Gorge is one of my favorite spots in Oregon - it's just so majestic with the huge cliffs and the Mighty Columbia! Lunch and a little shopping in Hood River (Knot another Hat) and then we headed over the back side of Mt. Hood. The Mountain looks so big from there! (Which it is!)I was hoping the apple blossoms would still be around, but I think we were too late. Back to the high desert and we were home. A nice relaxing drive, good companionship..what else could I ask for!

First go round with the Physical Therapist was good, but was sore for a few days. She thinks she can really help me, so am going back tomorrow. We're going to try a Cold Laser Knife....whatever that means! I'll let you know.I started this sweater for Marianne - she actually picked out something for me to knit for her! Finally! Ultra Alpaca in a soft grey. I think she might actually wear it!

Spring or more likely summer is actually here again. Hopefully will get the garden planted this weekend. I'm hoping the hard frost we had on Monday is the last one! I'm going to assign REI Girl the Veggie Project - she has time and she's bored. Pulling weeds is good for everyone! Can't wait!

Hope everyone enjoys the weekend!


Roxie said...

Ah, what a lovely trip! That road down to Maupin from the south is just a delight to me.

And the new sweater is lovely! Godspeed to your needles.

Best success to the physical therapist. Cold Laser Knife sounds scarey. Let us know what happens.

Pat K said...

I agree with Roxie; that sounds pretty scary! Hope it works out okay. Looks like it was a lovely trip!

Anonymous said...

Of course I'll wear the sweater Momma! Just not in the middle of summer, obviously! Don't forget about the trains in The Gorge, we all know that's really why you love it so much! :) Hope work went well today! Love you!! SEE YOU SOOOOON!!!!

Mette said...

Gorgeous view! The sweather looks very nice, looks quite difficult to do but sometimes it only looks that. We have also hear vary warm and nice and I have put some flowers on our porch. Have a nice week!

Mette said...

Now the weather is very cold, windy and rainy here. Wish it´ll warm soon. You have been tagged Julie ;)

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...


Hope those scary words turn into a "easy.cake.walk".