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Tagged With: Tess

Crater Lake National Park

We headed to Crater Lake National Park early Monday morning from Bend Oregon.  To get there we took the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway which circles Mount Bachelor along alpine lakes and meadows.  It took longer than necessary, but we’re out here for the scenery right?  We saw great views of snow capped mountains, Deer (likely … Continue reading »

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Columbia River Gorge (east end)

Our original plan for Sunday morning was to head to the west side of Mount St Helens.  However; after checking the weather report, it seemed like it might be a bit useless.  Overcast throughout the entire region for the whole day.  No matter, one of the greatest things about this area of the country is … Continue reading »

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Downtown Portland and 3 Things Everyone Should Know

From a bicyclist somewhere along the Tom McCall Waterfront Park: There are 3 things you need to tell everyone about Portland when you get back home Portland Sucks The Weather is Horrible The People are @$$ holes I don’t think I can agree with the 3rd one. We met several different people today and all … Continue reading »

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Cannon Beach and Sand Castles

Since we had the whole day to ourselves on Friday we headed to the coast.  We weren’t the only ones in the group with the same idea so we traveled out there with Roger, Tess, Heather, Liam and Jill. There’s another observation we made almost immediately upon arriving in Portland which we’ve failed to mention … Continue reading »

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Mt Hood and Columbia River Gorge

One of the things on the must-see list in the Portland area is the Columbia River Gorge. A large group decided at dinner last night to meet up and head out for that at about 10am. Because we’re relatively early risers we thought we’d get a head start, do the Mt Hood loop and meet … Continue reading »

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