|The Farland women at a scenic rest stop in the Columbia River Gorge on the way to our destination.|
|Next stop along the way - cherry picking at Poole Family Farms!|
|We couldn't help it - had to stop for a quick photo shoot.|
|A beautiful cherry harvest! Not ours. We picked a lot, but not that many!|
|More cherries, ready to be boxed up and sold...|
|A beautiful waterfall of unknown name. There is actually a house just outside the picture to the top right.|
Can you imagine having this as your back yard!?
|We ate lunch and then explored the great big sandbar (okay, it was mostly rocks) where the East Fork Hood River and|
the West Fork Hood River come together to be simply Hood River.
|Cara and Kathleen (and Bentley) exploring the East Fork Hood River.|
|Spotted rocks! Okay, it was from the first raindrops.|
|Not sure about going down there, eh Gabriella? (She went anyway.)|
|You can barely see Gabriella, Eric and Alexandra to the left of the waterfall. They had|
climbed down to where people must jump from (though they're not supposed to).
|This closeup isn't the clearest, but it does show the ladder for people to climb back up.|
|Another view of Punchbowl Falls|
|Looking back downstream you can barely see Ross and Kathleen on the top of the cliff|
at the right.
|On our way back we stopped briefly at Hood River Waterfront Park to watch the kitesurfers and windsurfers, |
but there wasn't much going on there. The conditions were definitely not ideal.
|The girls enjoyed throwing stones.|
|We only saw one lone kitesurfer.|
|We stopped in downtown Hood River and sampled wines at Naked Winery.|
I know what you're thinking but the people aren't naked - the wine is (no added sugar, etc.).
The server at Naked Winery recommended a place called The Sixth Street Bistro & Loft for dinner, and their online ratings looked good, so we went there. We all loved our meals, and Cara even got to try a new (to her) Apricot Cider that was yummy!