Category Archives: The Columbia

Chronicles 22: Life in the Gorge

Follow Sir Thomas Rhymer Oisin Leaf McGowan, Etain de Danann, and Prince Cian’s life in the picturesque Gorge of Oregon and Washington, along the Columbia River. Friday, 11 December 2015: Bearings, Hubs, and Repairs (The Dalles, OR; White Salmon, WA) 17 December 2015: Snowed in White Salmon (White Salmon, Washington) 21 December 2015: Quick Trip […]

The Rise and Fall of a Technogypsie

Life of a Nomad, Our rise and fall From the journal of Sir Thomas Leaf McGowan, 16 August 2016 “Its amazing how many people asked us during a weekend we were vending last month … “So Leaf, where are you living these days – you seem to be everywhere?” to which i replied “We live […]

04.06.16 Getting Ready for Summer Touring

Wednesday, 6 April 2016White Salmon, Washington Prince Cian sprang to life after a deep sleep and said “Daddy, lets fix tire tool pull” in baby-English as his obsession these days have been to help Sir Thomas Leaf with pulling the studs out of the snow tires. A handful of studs each morning is Sir Thomas […]

03.27.16 Portland and Troutdale

White Eagle Hotel and Pub: http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=25907. Sunday, 27 March 2016 The adventurers traveled through the day driving around the Olympic Peninsula and made their way to Portland to visit with their friend Lady Sciencequeen and her boyfriend. They drove by the White Eagle McMennanin’s Hotel where they were staying but did not get in contact. […]

01.23.16: Cian the firefighter/ mechanic

Saturday, 23 January 2016White Salmon, Washington – Hood River, Oregon Sir Thomas Leaf awoke to a average cold day along the cliff hanging atop the White Salmon River. Earlier to rise than Lady Etain, Prince Cian, and Sir Kevin he ventured out into the rain to sought through inventory and to fill an order. Prince […]

01.22.16: BZ Corner and Hood River

Friday, 22 January 2016BZ Corner, Husum, White Salmon, Washington – Hood River, Oregon As Lady Etain and Prince Cian were exhausted, Sir Thomas Leaf arose early for his solitary 14 mile drive through BZ Corner and Husum, Washington across the bridge into Hood River. Although broke, he scrounged up $2.00 for the toll so that […]

01.20.16: Husum

Wednesday, 20 January 2016White Salmon – Husum, Washington Many dreams were had by Sir Thomas Leaf about the adventurer’s hike yesterday around Mosier and its tunnels along the Historic Columbia River Highway. It was a passage of sorts to the new upcoming adventure this summer. Sir Thomas Leaf awoke early to a day of chores. […]

01.18.16-01.19.16: Contemplating 2016

Monday-Tuesday, 18-19 January 2016White Salmon, Washington Exploring the Mosier Tunnels yesterday gave Sir Thomas some inspiration for his wanderlust cravings and the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak. The present is about waiting for winter to pass and bright new skies for explorations that lay ahead. Monday and Tuesday was spent […]

01.17.16: Mosier Tunnels

Sunday, 17 January 2016Mosier – Hood River, Oregon Sir Thomas, Lady Etain, and the Prince of Endurance awoke early anxious to get away from the snowed in conditions at the Cliff Hanger. Breakfast and packing up the Explorer, they drove down into the Gorge and headed along the historic highway. They decided to explore the […]

01.11.16, 01.12.16, 01.13.16, 01.14.16, 01.15.16, 01.16.16: Over with the snow and digging out

11-16 January 2016White Salmon, Washington The Adventurers had experienced a really rough two months of being snowed into the wilderness off-grid retreat of Sir Miles and Kevin the Rogue, living in the Cliffhanger – a former tea house dangling over the White Salmon River. Sir Thomas Leaf, Lady Etain, and the Prince made due with […]