August 11-17: Nancy flew all the way out to WA to visit us!!! We are so happy to see a familiar face. We will take her from the mountains to the coast and all over Vancouver and Portland.
First day out: The Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah Falls then Mt. Hood and lunch at Timberline Lodge. It’s going to be 90º here today, so it will be nice to be up in the mountains where it’s about 10 degrees cooler. As we drive along the Gorge we stop at a Lavender farm we see on the way.
Timberline Lodge was built in 1937, and President F.D. Roosevelt dedicated the building as a monument to the workers who crafted it as part of the WPA or Works Progress Administration. It’s known as the “People’s Lodge” because of the fine craftsmanship found throughout. Furniture, stained glass, art work, metal work, and wood carvings were all made by local artists and with native materials.