Paulina Lake Resort–the Night We didn’t get back till about six thirty in the evening. We were tired. God, that restaurant seemed like a good idea! So, after washing up, we stepped into the coziest eating-place I have ever been in. At the first beginning of dusk, the temperature started to drop from the mid-seventies of the daytime temperature. Washing up had been done at an outside washroom. The restaurant consisted of seven tables and a small Sunday night crowd…
The Time and the Hikers Ruth was my mother. She was 53 when my father died. She had never worked for pay, and did not have to because my father had planned well for her future, but, as distraction for her loss, she worked as a teacher’s aide for several years. She took workshops and classes in various art media, expanding her long-time painting hobby from oils to watercolors, learning printing techniques, sculpturing with clay, crafting candles in seashore sand…
William Heat-Moon’s book, “Here, There, Elsewhere” is one delight after another of places unknown and some familiar.
Once upon a time, we zipped over Stephens or Snoqualmie passes in Washington in mid-winter, hoping only to avoid goose-feather snowflakes, taking “compact snow and ice” as routine. No more.
Muleshoe is camping at its best. We are happy with a level parking space, a picnic table, and an accessible (chemical will do) toilet.
The Thomas Condon Paleontology Center in the John Day area of Oregon is a gold mine of geological timetables and formations, of flora and fauna fossils, all illustrated with charts, descriptions, rock samples, and the fossils themselves.
John Day, the hunter, trapper, and mountain man, native of Virginia, whose name is applied now to the area, explored, hunted, and lived in a wide area including not only the part of Oregon named for him, but wide areas in Idaho and Washington.
1864: William Richard Mascall and his wife, Sophie, homesteaded the original 320 acres of the Mascall Ranch for which the Mascall formation was named.
Ox Bow Wagons and Coaches, as we drive into Canyon City, is the place to order your custom-made replica of a stage coach, chuck wagon, or carriage. It’s also jam packed with harnesses, hardware, antique farm equipment…
Our museum visit began with bells and whistles. We had noticed construction at the library next door to the museum, so when we heard fire alarms and sirens we supposed workmen had set off the alarm by mistake.