Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Woodland WA, Adventures with Rick and Cara

Rick and Cara had to head back to Las Vegas today but we packed a lot of fun stuff in the almost 5 days they were here.  Here is some more of it:

They had heard about the grist mill so we took them there......

Do love the place.........

So scenic!

They wanted to pick blueberries.........so we did!

We took them to Moulton Falls

And we took them to wineries!   This is Zerba

Barking Frog

Duck Pond where we are members and they also decided to become members!

Tired but happy at the end of this full day!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

We have friends visiting us from Las Vegas, Cara and Rick, and are having fun showing them some of the local sights:

Cara and Rick at Cape Horn on the Columbia River

Bonneville Dam on the Columbia

fish ladders at the dam

underground viewing of the fish ladder, very cool

early fishing nets

what a prize;)

Mt Hood

down town Hood River

Of course, we had to take them to the Full Sail Brewery

smelling the hops

ready to go, Session Black, yum!

A stop and Mt Hood Vineyard for some dessert wine

And, of course, we had to show them Multnomah Fals

A lovely day!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Woodland WA, The Chase

Caught this great sequence when I went to check on Norm and Norma and the chicks.  Look how big the chicks are now!  The chicks were alone when I got to the nest and I waited hoping for the parents to return with fish.  Then I saw big birds racings across the river and realized it was a couple of young eagles chasing an osprey with a fish!

The chase was crazy with some wild maneuvers, and the other osprey joined in finally chasing the eagles off.  What was amazing to me was the osprey never let go of the fish even though he helped chase the eagles away!  They did turn out to be Norm and Norma and they returned to the nest but Norm did not share the fish this time.

the young ones are moving around while parents are gone.... 

here comes the chase!

see Norm with the fish

if you look closely, you can see the osprey being chased by both eagles

the chicks burrowed down while the chase was on

nice pic of Norma

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Woodland WA, Lacamas Lake Hike

Did this lovely hike last week.  Follows the shoreline of Lacamas Lake and was very pretty!  Just about 20 miles from here in the city of Camas, Washington.

US Army Corp of Engineers Park, Iowa City, IA

Mike and I love it when we can find a COE park because they are always on water and our last stop at Coralville Lake was no exception.  A bi...