Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fruit Loop July 2012


It has become a family tradition for us to do the fruit loop in Hood River, Oregon . We go to fruit stands, lavender farms, alpaca farms, have a picnic and enjoy a beautiful day.


One of many curves on the old Columbia Gorge highway

This is Mt. Hood from the Panorama View Point in Hood River, Oregon

A picnic under a shade tree at the viewpoint

When I was a girl, my grandma made me little dolls out of hollyhocks....http://premeditatedleftovers.com/how-to-make-hollyhock-dolls-and-use-them-to-decorate-cupcakes/

This is the purple pit Stop. Joe bought some Lambert Cherries from here. There was a cute little purple VW Bug parked out front.

Mt. Adams showing off her beauty on our route.

Thanks to my Joe, he captured the Mt. Hood Dinner train passing by the Gorge White House fields of flowers and fruit trees

This is a side view of the Gorge White House and fruit Stand.

This is Charley. His home is at the Alpaca Farm

What a cute little face.......and very friendly
This little Alpaca is 3 days old

This is the inside of the yarn shop on the Alpaca farm


Before I married Joe we hiked up to the falls. Only unbeknown to us, there had been a wash out and it was tough hiking over slick shale. It has since been restored and is a beautiful hike

East Fork of Hood River

This is a beautiful but narrow bridge over the river.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Gone, all Gone

I learned a valuable lesson the hard way today.  Do not delete your Google Plus account or Picasa unless you want to loose all your pictures on your blog. :(  It was a hard, disappointing lesson learned) But I can guarantee you it won't happen again.  Thank you to Mr. Doyle, who helped me understand what I had done.  

The upside of it all was now I know how to "hangout" on Google Plus. Joe and I actually got to meet Rick before we ever get to Canada as a  result of the Google Plus Hangout App.  I've never learned how to do Skype but this is so easy!! I'm looking forward to using it to "hangout" with my kids, grand kids and great grand kids along with friends.  I'm glad I get to live in this electronic age.  I have a hard time with some of these electronic toys of  mine, but eventually I'll get it figured out.