Today we visited one of the local lavender farms near Odell. Gabrielle had a great time cutting her own little bunch of fresh lavender (with Daddy's help, of course), and absolutely loved the lavender lemonade she got to sample there. The windy weather and lack of a tripod made it difficult to really capture the amazing view of Mt. Hood from the farm, but it was absolutely gorgeous. Afterward, we continued on to visit one of wineries, where Jeff and Grampa got to sample some of the local organic wine.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
We had planned on hiking at Hood River Mountain, but our plans were thwarted by a 2 year old who has suddenly decided that she wants to walk everywhere. She was perfectly content to ride in our Deuter child-carrier last week, but sadly that seems to have come to end. We didn't get to finish our hike, but we did stop at Panorama Point on the way back to enjoy the view and get some pictures.
We also stopped at Gabrielle's favourite playground to let her burn off some energy before our dinner at Taco Del Mar. She couldn't quite manage the climbing wall by herself, but it was lots of fun with Daddy's help.
|Mt. Hood from Panorama Point|
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The guys had a great day windsurfing at the Event Site today, despite not quite optimal conditions. I'm not always sure what to look for in terms of catching the action, but I'm slowly learning.
While I took pictures, Gabrielle found some more water to splash in. She's always happy as long as she can find plenty of rocks to throw in the water.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Today we took a drive out to the alpaca farm. Gabrielle was content to watch from a distance last year, but this year was different. She had a great time feeding the babies and letting them tickle her hand as they ate. Here is one of the young alpacas waiting hopefully for some more treats.
After the temperature had cooled off a bit, we also went for our second hike of the season out to Wachlella Falls. Gabrielle wasn't quite as accommodating in the backpack as she was last year, but I think she still enjoyed the ride.