After visiting Bonneville Dam we drove a very short distance to the Bonneville Fish Hatchery. It is on Tanner Creek, close to where it empties into the Columbia River. This is also the location where Lewis and Clark stayed on April 9, 1806. The last time we were at the hatchery was in 2007, on our way back from Idaho. It certainly was time to
On a recent trip to the Columbia Gorge, we stopped at Bonneville Lock & Dam. It is located about 40 miles east of Portland, on the Columbia River between Oregon & Washington. Construction of the lock & dam was complete in 1938. A second powerhouse was operational in 1981. The lock & dam are used for river navigation & hydropower. In 1987, Bonneville Lock and
To go along with our unit on Native Americans, I took the kids to the Portland Art Museum to see their Native American collection. We saw a variety of art. Some work was modern & used as decoration, some work was once used in celebrations, & some work was used in everyday life. I was surprised & impressed with all the different styles.
On Saturday a friend & I were vendors at the Oregon Spring Poultry Swap. This was our first time as sellers not buyers. It was a long, yet fun, day starting with my alarm going off at 4:20am. Most of the chicks we’ve been hatching this year came with us to the swap. I was wanting to also bring a few laying hens that hatched
The kids & I ventured a bit south yesterday to visit The Oregon Garden. This was a first time visit for all of us. I really wasn’t sure what to expect. We didn’t have time to explore the entire garden, but what we did see we enjoyed very much. It was a great place to explore with my kids. We had fun seeing the birds,
Yesterday I ran my first 5k event of 2014: The Shamrock Run in Portland. It is a big event with over 30,000 runners & walkers. As well as the 5k, there is also an 8k, 15k & kid’s run. I don’t have a constant running partner & sometimes I run solo. But this time I talked my hubby into running with me. This is as
Thanksgiving morning the kids, hubby & I completed the 4 mile Turkey Trot at the Oregon Zoo. The race began near the World Forestry Center. Then continued through Washington Park, down the hill towards the Portland Rose Gardens, back up the hill and finished inside the Oregon Zoo. It was a good event with great weather and a bit of challenge for the kids. Their
I participated in a number of 5k’s throughout the summer & the Ugly Sweater Run will be my last one of the year. The first time I ran/walked a 5k in March was horrible. I was so extremely exhausted by the end. By November, at the Ugly Sweater Run, I was able to run (jog slowly) the entire thing. I was tired but not overly