I seem to keep whipping my head around every time I glimpse it so I can take yet another picture.
It is hypnotic and beckons me yet somehow elusive, one second it's there then it's gone.
Then there are the pines,
they are massive and permeate the air with delicious fresh scent. If you veer of the main road there are waterfalls galore,
which I have a hard time capturing with my camera but I keep trying.
We arrive at the Columbia Gorge Hotel,
which sits right on the river.
It is surrounded by plush gardens
with it's own little creek and waterfall
and swings for a lazy afternoon.
And lazy we are. We spend the next two days traipsing through the charming little town with it's adorable shops and cute restaurants;
the evenings on the terrace enjoying a bottle of wine
while gazing across the river at Washington.
We cross the river for lunch in the darling town of White Salmon, Wa.
at Everybody's Brewing
and find the most amazing view from their terrace!
One night I have a salmon for dinner that tastes like none I've ever had, river to table! I could linger around here a while longer but there are other plans in store so off we go.
And I forgot to mention, when we arrived there was a wedding going on,
auspicious beginning number two.