Saturday, June 28, 2008

Take Me to the River

Yeah, it's about 95 degrees here today in beautiful Portland, and what's a boy to do to cool off? Maybe find a local waterfall...


Let's pile into the Bog-cedes and go off in search of such a thing...

This is the Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge area. It doesn't look like much from the ground, but when you get closer you see how high it is and how cool...

This is it. There are two "sightseeing" levels, lets go check those out!

Ah... the good thing about these bridges is that it's COOL here - the waterfall is like a natural mister - ahhhhhhhhhhhh

Mama and I, taking in the beautiful view as well as that nice mist. Wearing all black is almost as hot as hauling around your own fuzzy pelt, isn't it mom?

Dad is never satisfied to just see the tourist stuff. So he consulted this map and found us a way up to the top of the waterfall.

First it's up to the second bridge level... even nicer mist here...

Then it's up a long, windy trail to the top. Lots of people here, and some doggies too.

It's a loooong trail, but when you get to the top there is a big reward - a stream area that feeds into the waterfall, but here it's lovely and refreshing!

This is the view from the very top of the waterfall - WE MADE IT!!!

Time to head back down... DOWN IS GOOD

On the way home, we decided to eschew the highway and take the scenic route. And we stumbled on this...

It's called Vista House, and check out the amazing views from here:

HI DAD!

I wanted to use this binoculars to see around, but since they weren't forward-enough thinking to have set them up at Dale level, I decided against it.

HI MOM!

This is KEWL...

Back into the Bog-cedes... can we come back again sometime??? Can we, huh huh huh? Maybe on a day that's not quite as hot???

Love,

Bogart

9 comments:

Faya said...

I wish I could be with you and visit Portland. You realy live in a beautiful place. There are so many place to go and always new place to visit...thank you for the nice pictures. And tell your Mom I like the video a lot. We are watching them again and again...
Kisses, Faya

Neko said...

Bogart,
You make us miss Portland. Congrats to your dad on the test. Does this mean he will be making the greatest treats ever now for distribution? Love,Neko

Maggie & Mitch said...

You found your waterfall and what a beauty it is! You had one hot day but you made the best of it! It sure is pretty where you live, Bogie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Airechicks said...

Oh Bogart:

Thank you for the birthday wishes....

What a COOL adventure..your Mom & Dad take you to some on the neatest and most GREEN places....

Just happy to we knda went with you...

XxooooXXooo

Have a GREAT Sunday !!!

erin said...

Looks like you had another fun adventure, Bogart! You're a lucky guy.
Woof,
Keeley

Willow said...

You certainly have had some fun since you got to Portland! Bogart, I am living vicariously through your travels!

Purrrrrrrrs, Willow

Gaia the Airedale said...

Bogart Multnomah Falls is really neat! Ill bet it was a good place to keep cool huh?

puppy breath,
-Gaia

Noah the Airedale said...

You really do get to visit some stunning places Bogie. The waterfall is magnificent. Another great choice in music matie. Pinky is a big Talking Heads fan.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah xx

Stanley said...

Bogart!

I think I need me one of them waterfalls in my backyard. I'll have to see what I can do about that.

You spent a lot of time in the Bog-cedes, but it looks like it was worth it.

Obviously, your mama & dad love you LOTS, man! You go to the coolest places.

Goober love & smooches,
Stanley