Adventure puppy (Stella) in the car.
super proud of myself. I dragged my chunky butt UP the mountain to the top of the falls. 1.25 miles UP. up a trail, but UP nonetheless. Then I teetered my pitiful knee tendons back down. It was rough. and humiliating.
But I did it! I took some fantastic pics!
We went to Multnomah Falls, in the Columbia Gorge. Only a 30 minute drive from our house, and breathtaking.
Paul and his girls.
I only berated myself most of the way up, even though I was proud of myself for doing it. I think I need to reprogram my self motivation techniques. Cussing and spanking oneself to motivate is perhaps not the healthiest way to go.
I mean I knew I COULD do it, I just really really did not want to. It sucked. I hate that physically-out-of-shape feeling. Even though I do understand the only way past it is to suck it up and continue, which I did.... but I was cranky.
It looked like this tree was going to crawl away.
Once we got to the top, there was a path that went upstream from the falls.A magical place, without a doubt!
I started to see hearts everywhere!
This rock looked like a sleeping dinosaur-- see it?
This moss (on a bridge) reminded me of a muppet face, with it's tongue sticking out!
And here was my reward, other than the self-satisfaction of course.... the money shot over the falls!
Here are the falls (looking UP)
from the platform you see on the right (above).