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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 […]

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 – Wampum, 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 […]

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 […]

12.26.15 Along the Gorge

Saturday, 26 December 2015 Columbia River Gorge, Washington and Oregon The boys were out of propane so took a drive over towards Trout Lake during snow fall to the ACE Hardware store to fill up their tanks. Propelled by a coke and free popcorn they were back at their land having to carry the heavy […]

12.25.15 Christmas with the Thorntons

Friday, 25 December 2015White Salmon, Washington – The Dalles, Oregon The adventurers awoke late around 10:40 needing to head off to the Dalles by 11:00 am. Santa had visited through the night with stockings full hung over the fire (propane heater) and presents galore under the makeshift tree for Prince Cian. Fireman’s Hat, Electronic Rescue […]

11.17.15: White Salmon to Cedarville

Tuesday, 17 November 2015White Salmon, Washington – Cedarville, California Waking up in the cliffhanger, again tranquil serene Buddhist-like moments jolted by the awareness that he was hanging over a cliff, Sir Thomas hopped out of bed and caught up with some writing. Little Prince Cian was awake shortly after wanting “ki ki” a term he […]