Thursday, May 28, 2015

Memorial Day parts two and three

Let’s see, oh yes I left off talking about lunch.  We did get a nice lunch of pork nachos and Sequoia got a little jealous of all of us eating and had to get this picture taken at the restaurant.
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After the hike we went to work on our brewery passport program.  We visited another brewery, got our stamps and our prizes (t-shirts this time).  Also saw this interesting animal and this cool painting of a wolf sharing a campfire.  My roommate thought the guy on the right looked like a young and thinner Kenny Rogers.  What do you think blog pals?




...Day Two...
Day two was just as busy as day one.  Again, we started with a river hike (you can thank the fishing bear for the suggestion).



Off we went back to the Deschutes River.  Our goal was Dillon Falls about five miles downstream.  
If you look hard toward the back you can see Lava Is
 Lava Island was our first big landmark.  It was an island of lava (creative naming eh?). 



The water was rushing in some places and calm in others.  

 The river trail eventually led us to Dillon Falls.  All along the river we saw kayakers and white water rafters but interestingly we didn’t see anyone try navigating the falls. 
Dillon Falls was our destination and also our lunch spot.   What?  Only a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?  What no chips?  No trail mix? No cheese?  I am going to have a serious talk with the chef of the house and make sure this injustice gets fixed.



Day three was just as busy as day one and two.  Sadly, we had to leave and start heading back home.  On the positive side we had a nice waterfall hike planned for midway home.  This hike, Shelburg Falls, is a new one for us.  I have to admit I am a sucker for foxglove (go figure?) and the foxglove is starting to bloom.  As you can see the invasive scotch broom is blooming too.


 

After a short jaunt up a hill through an open range we reached Shelburg Falls.  I decided to relax a little and enjoy the view.


We reached the falls pretty early in the hike and since it was sunny my roommates decided to continue on with the hike.  As you can see the sun is shining through the trail.  Aah what a relaxing weekend although I must admit I am tired and need a good nights rest.  Happy Memorial Day! 



9 comments:

  1. What a great couple of days! You got a lot of hikes in so perhaps that counterbalances the lack of creativity in the lunch department? Shelburg Falls looks amazing! I've been told that an outing is in my future so... going to keep my paws crossed!

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  2. I am excited to hear that you have an adventure coming sokn. Seems fair after all of the work you have been supervising lately.

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    1. I meant to say coming soon, not sokn.

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  3. Paws up in the outings department...but paws down on the food situation. Are your sekrebearies taking their remediation seriously??.... :)

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    1. No, they just roll their eyes when I bring up the evaluation.

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  4. What a fun outing, but we agree, the planned snacks look a bit disappointing...make sure you reflect your disappointment on your seKretary evaluation

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    1. The PB and J was acceptable but not great. I would grade them a "D" or below average on the evaluation.

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  5. He does look a bit like Kenny Rogers.

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