Monday, August 1, 2011

Day Thirty-Eight: All Good at Mt. Hood

We found out today that not only does our neighbor have one set of antlers, he has two! The second one is attached to the hitch in the back of his van. Why they aren't in front, who knows. And he didn't even sleep in his tent last night! Only the antlers did. We woke up to see his van covered in tarps and then he got out of it. There definitely are some characters out here.
Anyway, we had decided last night to go out to Mt. Hood National Forest today. We need to do some more research on these places before we head out, or something. We put it into our GPS and figured that the place it led to would be the actual park. Well, it didn't. It led us to a visitors' center in the middle of a town about 30 miles away. After stopping there for a few minutes, we kept on going out to the mountain. It's the highest point in the state. There wasn't much to do out there once we got there. It is definitely something that needs to be done in the winter when you can go skiing and do all those winter sports. It was a very nice drive, though. We took a different route on the way back and from there, you can see Mt. St. Helens. Pretty neat, but I'm not sure how I would feel living right between two volcanoes.But the land sure is pretty out there, and apparently very good for growing fruits and vegetables. We did learn that there are 16 volcanoes in Oregon alone, along with another 5 in Washington and 4 in California. It's an early night tonight because it's a long way tomorrow. Headed to Northern California to see some really large trees!

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