Sunday, October 09, 2005
An old (well, she's not old...but we've known each other a long time!) friend came to visit in September. My first real visitor! We had a whirlwind weekend exploring the Hood River area and surrounding farms, referred to locally as "the fruit loop." We bought many types of pears locally grown, and sunflowers and delicious Marionberry wine! It was a gorgeous weekend.
We traveled out to Multnomah and other falls and ended the day at a moonlight ceremony in the Japanese Tea Garden. We saw the full moon rise over the mountains. What an amazing sight. Flutes were playing in the background and the moon just scooted up and over the mountain. We ate yummy moon dumplings and drank sake! Since this was a night time event I don't have any good pictures, but suffice it to say it was a really special evening. http://www.japanesegarden.com/ to see a bit about this beautiful space. Below is the bridge at Multnomah Falls--you can walk across and look at this amazing sight!