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01.21.16 The Hood River Grind

Thursday, 21 January 2016White Salmon, Washington – Hood River, Colorado Another day like another, the adventurer crew headed south to Hood River to visit the Starbucks for some chai n’ wifi and getting the work done. Around lunchtime they took a break for a bite at the McDonalds across the street. After a greasy yet […]

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. December 2015 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: […]

04.07.16: Errands in the Hood

Thursday, 7 April 2016White Salmon, WA – Hood River, Oregon Another morning of pulling studs from the tires, Sir Thomas Leaf was up bright and early before the Prince and his bride Lady Etain. When the Prince awoke he was curious where daddy was and headed up the footpath from the Cliff Hanger to go […]

04.04.16 Columbia River North

Monday, 4 April 2016The Dalles – Hood River, Oregon; White Salmon, Washington The adventurers were up rather early and awoke from their campsite. They got back on the road and headed home to the Gorge. As they crossed the bridge at Maryhill and was headed to the Dalles, with Lady Etain driving, somehow a policeman […]

03.29.16 Gingko Petrified Forest

Tuesday, 29 March 2016Gingko Petrified Forest – Coulee, Washington Early to rise to trailer shaking winds at Wanapum State Park, the rested delvers climbed out of the trailer, packed up camp, had eggs for breakfast and headed off to explore the Petrified Forest. They drove to the information center which technically was closed, yet someone […]

03.28.16: Wampum and the Columbia River

Monday, March 28, 2016Maryhill – Wanapum, Washington Refreshed and alive with energy, Sir Thomas Leaf awoke Prince Cian and Lady Etain for the start of a new day. They were off to the north for another archaeological adventure in Washington. They had a good night’s sleep at the Oregon Motor Motel in the Dalles. They […]

03.02.16: Camping in the Gorge

Wednesday, 2 March 2016Hood River – Cascade Locks, Oregon The explorers camped near Cascade Locks for the night. They did not want to go back to the White Salmon Cliff Hanger as they couldn’t handle another night there. In addition, it was best they stayed on this side of the River since they had some […]

02.01.16: Headed home, chores in the Gorge

Monday, 1 February 2016Albany – Portland – Hood River, Oregon For breakfast the crew dropped through fast food for a quick bite. As the adventurers drove from Albany, Oregon up towards Portland, they pit stopped for gas in Albany around 5:37 am at the Arco to fill up. Back on the road, around 10 am […]

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 […]

12.28.15: Hanging at the Beach ….

Monday, 28 December 2015White Salmon, Washington – Hood River, Oregon Awaking parched and light headed, they realized the propane heater blew out in the wee hours letting the gas leak to empty. Usually they turn it off before going to sleep, but getting down to 14 degrees was a bit unbearable. The adventurer’s budget is […]