I see it has been a month since I posted! Wow! I have been busy with life and kids and work. I have what I hope will be some great pictures of the last couple of weekends to post. Two weekends ago Vicki and I took the kids camping up at the edge of the Olympic National Forest. Amazing! We took a couple beautiful hikes, had campfires, ate s'mores and generally had a blast! This past weekend Vicki and I were on our own and went to The Dalles, which is about an hour and a half east of Portland, and in an entirely different climate zone because it is on the other side of the mountains, and thus dessert-like. Amazingly beautiful scenery on the Columbia River Gorge - and I took lots of pictures. On Saturday we saw petroglyphs, birds, a wonderful lake and ended the day with wine-tasting at a local winery, and some good food.
I am about to leave on an overnight pre-inspection trip for work, so have to run. Hope to post some pictures soon.