Hood river

So I'm a little slow on the posting, but here are some images from a quick trip to Hood River we took this summer. As someone who traveled quite a bit this year (have I mentioned I had the best travel year EVER this year?) I couldn't help but think the Hood River, Oregon is up there with oh say, the South of France. Yes, I said it! Save your money on international airfare and head to Oregon instead!We took the scenic drive along the old Highway up to Mosier (where my husband lived in a double wide with a bunch of dudes one summer) and the light was shining in the grasses so I made the family hop out of the car and let me photograph them in THAT LIGHT. I'm happy they complied!

The next day we took a family bike ride on the old Highway that has been converted into a trail. My daughter wore metallic gladiator sandals, a mini skirt and a sequenced tank top. My husband had supervised her packing... so I guess he thinks that is a good outfit for bike rides? Anywho, she managed to ride her bike looking that cute.

Next we stopped at Doug's Beach, one of my husband's favorite places to windsurf. He has a bad back now and hasn't been able to sail since the surgery. He loved showing our son all the windsurfers --although being there and not being able to sail was really painful for him!

We ended our trip with a stop at the "Stonehenge" in Mary Hill. After all of our years of the road trips to the Gorge I had never seen it. Last spring on my trip to London we opted to skip the real thing so I was glad I got to see the fake one. And there was no one else there... probably wouldn't have been able to say the same thing about the real one.