Photography Friday: A view from Multnomah Falls

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For some weird reason on Saturday we decided to go visit Multnomah Falls. We’ve been there before, quite a few times actually. We would often stop there on our way to someplace else. It was a nice break from the driving.

It was a beautiful day so we thought we would go check it out. Wow. what a mistake. We kind of had forgotten how many tourists this place draws on any given day (and especially on a Saturday). We decided to start walking the path up to the top of the falls but got about halfway and decided to try someplace else. There were too many people. On our drive home we realized that we have Mt. freakin’ Hood in our back yard. Literally, in our back yard. So we drove up the highway a few short miles and discovered Little Zigzag falls, where there were hardly any people.

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Life

falls at the top
Well. It has been quite a while since I posted, hasn’t it? I’ve had quite a busy week. Here are the highlights:

  • I got sick last weekend with a cold and have been fighting all week. It looks like it’s on its way out. Yay!
  • I went to a librarian conference in Vancouver, WA. The WLA/OLA joint conference.  It was awesome! I learned all kinds of good stuff. I have some fantastic ideas to share at work. I love conferences! I haven’t been to one since I started this job.
  • As it turns out, I roomed next to the president of the Washington Library Association. As I was entering my hotel room she stopped me and asked if I was at the conference. When I said, “yes” she said, “I wanted to let you know that we are having a big party tomorrow night, in the room next door. So it’s going to be pretty loud.” great. What was I supposed to say to that? In the end, it didn’t keep me up all night and the sensible librarians were cleared out of there by 11:00.
  • Vancouver WA is an absolutely lovely city and I don’t think I would mind living there.
  • I hiked to the top of Multnomah Falls. I thought it was gonna kill me. I am so out of shape.
  • It’s still cold and snowing here. Yet, the buttercups have been seen so Spring is on it’s way. Despite what the weather says.
  • I finished Talia! I bought some fabulous buttons yesterday at my LYS. I’ll show it to you tomorrow. It turned out really cute!
  • I also bought Zimmerman’s The Opinionated Knitter. OMG. I heart this book so much. I am so glad I bought it. It is worth every penny. Not neccessarily for the patterns. It’s the wonderful pictures and writings that are collected. I love EZ so much. She is my knitting grandmother. I leaned how to knit with Knitting Without Tears and Knitters Workshop, years and years ago before the whole knitting revolution exploded. So reading this book kind of feels like coming home.

My week in bullets! I’ll see you tomorrow when I show you Talia!

Multnomah Falls

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We’re back! I took lots of pictures and you can see them on my Flickr page. We stopped at Multnomah Falls on the way home. It was really pretty, but very obnoxious. There were way too many tourists. Kind of weird and random if you ask me. But what do I know? I will post more of my favorites in the days to come.