Two score and ten years ago my father brought forth on this continent, a new man, conceived in the womb by a dedicated and loving mother whereby all men are created (well me at least). Now we are engaged in … Continue reading Of the People, By the People, For the People
Known as Lawetlat’la by indigenous Cowlitz people, Mount St Helens blew nearly a quarter mile off its height 40 years ago in the most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States. Killing at least 57 people and destroying … Continue reading Lawetlat’la goes Topless
Cindy is an expert atlatl spear thrower. She had practice using a ball thrower to whip tennis balls farther down the street so Jenna would run after it and thus exercise. So she naturally could throw her spear with an atlatl. We … Continue reading Columbia River
The Queen of the West docked in Umatilla, Oregon, and we hopped on Jodi’s bus for a full day of touring to Pendleton, Oregon-renown for the Pendleton Round-Up and woolens (clothing and blankets). Jodi keeps up a continuous prattle of information and jokes for … Continue reading PRSN BLU
Exploring the city of The Dalles, Oregon, we stumbled onto a series of murals depicting 10,000 years of history: Native American Indians, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the pioneers who forged a new life at the end of the Oregon … Continue reading Paddle Wheeler on the Columbia River
Well, maybe over there. Hard to determine along the Snake and Columbia Rivers because the rivers are not the same today as they were over 200 years ago. Islands are gone, rapids are gone, the shore eroded, or worse yet, as much … Continue reading Lewis and Clark Slept Here….
More like the Jack of Clubs instead of the Queen of Hearts, this paddle wheeler is royalty but not opulent as we expected for the price of the cruise. We romantically selected a paddle wheeler as opposed to a modern ship. … Continue reading Columbia River on the Queen of the West