Saturday, October 31, 2015

Come on, just a few more steps....

What could possibly be so scary out there on a dark and dreary All Hallows Eve...

Friday, October 30, 2015


On each side of the Columbia River, mighty railroads run mile long unit trains back and forth throughout each day.  But then this one shows up...   One locomotive, four tank cars, and a caboose!  I haven't seen a caboose on a train in years.  Where ya goin' little guy?

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What I like best...

What do I like best about the dry side of the Cascade Mountains--  The sweeping vistas?  The beautiful skies?  The History?  Yes!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Donkey Power...

The little donkey on the hill doesn't seem a bit impressed by this 70 mile per hour giant rumbling by...

Monday, October 26, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Friday, October 23, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Long, very long....

There was no way to get all of this west bound train just entering the Columbia River Gorge....

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015


Views I've never seen before...

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Saturday, October 17, 2015


Two locomotives in front, 100 cars, one locomotive pushing-- Mile-long trains are amazing to see speeding by.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Yes, a perfect day...

We spent our 34th anniversary doing what we like to do best--traveling back roads (sometimes unpaved), and find wonderful new places.  

Thursday, October 15, 2015


A mile-long BNSF freight train on the far side passes through three of many tunnels through the basalt cliffs.  A Union Pacific container train is also visible on the near side at the bottom of the picture.  And a barge carrying grain is also westbound in the unusually calm waters of the Columbia River.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Glorious Glow...

I don't think I've ever enjoyed an afternoon walk so much as our visit to what we call Abernathy Hollow.  The light was perfect, the salmon were splashing in the creek-- We had a wonderful time.  ♥

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Home at last...

Three large salmon, coming home to end their cycle of life, splashing and even fighting a bit amid the rocks and fallen leaves in the crystal clear waters of the creek.  It was a magical visit to this place Laura and I have named Abernathy Hollow.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015