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Tourists at home

The fun thing about having guests from out of town is that you can play tourist at home. My in-laws are here for the holiday weekend, and CollegeGuy is home for their visit. Fun!

neighbors

Friday we had a late afternoon sail on the Columbia River. I bought this trip at the youth fundraiser auction in March, and what better time to use it than a gorgeous holiday weekend? The weather was perfect.

phil

dryver

guys

The Teen and CollegeGuy each had turns at the, uh, helm? What do I know from boats? It’s a 30 foot Catalina, and it was sweet. We had a leisurely trip east up the river past the Glenn Jackson Bridge, and then a more rambunctious trip back down the river, tacking with the wind. (Note the angle of the boat versus the horizon.)

horizon

hang on

It was an exhilarating afternoon. Thank you, Kirk, for a great time!

tilt a wind

Saturday we headed up to Timberline Lodge. It’s a WPA project, completed in 1937. So grand!

timberline

At 6000 feet above sea level, there is skiing and snowboarding action, even in the summer. The kids (!) felt compelled to get into the snow, too. Check out The Teen’s rolling flip.

kings

flip

There’s a great view of Mt. Jefferson and the Three Sisters to the south. This is from the Raven’s Nest on the third floor.

ravens nest

I love the way the snow is higher than the windows…on the second floor.

snow window

Did you know that “The Shining” was filmed here? All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!

redrum

Not much knitting going on this weekend, but I’m through the first 8 rows of lace on Ishbel. I can see the pattern, and I like it.