Now that we live in Vancouver, WA, we're only a short drive away from many excellent destinations. One such place is Hood River, OR, just past the Columbia River Gorge. Last April when both of my in-laws were in town, we went for an excursion. Here's the much belated post.
Like many destinations in the Pacific Northwest, Hood River runs on beer. This is pFriem (with my mother-in-law waving in the background).
Christopher was along for the ride, and preparing to be naughty.
I ordered the Down Under IPA, which was fantastic.
A random stranger enjoys his pFriem beverage.
We had a bit of a wait for a table, so I went across the street to the park by the Columbia River. These kids were also enjoying the park and its rock wall.
My brother-in-law had to wrangle Christopher, who didn't realize he wasn't supposed to go into the river fully clothed (to say nothing of a lack of swimming know-how).
The riverfront park was very nice, and overlooked the Columbia River as well as White Salmon, WA, on the other side.
The same rock wall seen earlier, from the opposite angle.
My brother-in-law is a good uncle.
Looking across to Washington state.
Chris was very upset that we wouldn't let him get any wetter (he wasn't supposed to go in at all, but that's like telling a moth to avoid the flame).
Chris has a penchant for the dramatic.
Fortunately, it was time to go in for our lunch reservation.
We made one more beer stop before heading back to Vancouver = Logsdon Farmhouse Ales barrel room.
I had been waiting for a long time to try their Peche 'n Brett sour beer, and it was worth the wait.