ES and I went camping for the 1st time in years down in the Columbia River Gorge at Memaloose State Park.We pulled out the tent and sleeping bags and what limited supplies we did have and piled them into the car. Thankfully, we’d been invited to go camping with friends HC and MS, who were very well prepared and had all the needed supplies (down to the “good” tent stakes and a crow bar for when we needed to get them out). We were ever so grateful to have gone camping with them – we’d have been in trouble. They even headed down to the park before us and helped by setting up out tent (the wee one to the left). We were very grateful for their help and generosity!
Our camp site was directly across from the river and right in a pretty grove of Willow trees.
We had a few nice camp fires and enjoyed the nice evening. We made that old throw back to girl and boy scout camps the world over – s’mores.
While we were waiting for the bacon and eggs to cook for breakfast on Saturday morning, we ended our fast with what else…Easy Cheese and Ritz. Certain things you only eat while camping. This is one of them. Then you forget it can actually taste pretty good (especially when you are hungry….).
We headed over to Hood River for the day It started out rather cool, but by the time the afternoon rolled around, we were quite toasty and the sun had finally come out. On the drive over to Hood River, we caught site of all the fires burning along the Gorge. It did a number on all our allergies…
We drove south of Hood River and stopped at an orchard/bakery, where we could buy fruit and pies and not feel guilty about baked good given we’d already bought fruit.
The orchard/bakery had cut little cut out signs…we couldn’t resist!
We did a little shopping in Hood River and found some good bargains. Love tax free shopping!