These Pictures are a continuation of the subject of last week we are now in Seattle and I am so happy to be here. We stopped in Northern Oregon in a town called Troutdale it is on the Columbia River near the Gorge. The Columbia River Gorge is a place where the river litterally appears to cut through a mountain range. The geography of the place makes for lots of little water falls and there is lots of little hiking trails. The pictures from our hiking were at Multnomah Falls, and the dogs walked there short legs all the way up there to get the pictures for this friday.
After leaving California seeing the people of Northern Oregon was a bit of a shock, my first impression was that food must be really cheap there. That said when we were hiking there was all kinds of people walking around the forest that were both very husky and in excellent shape. Kind of like really big exercise bunnies. I am quite sure that the local chicken joints were probably trampled at the end of the day but it kind of ruined the whole fat and lazy theory. Even the dogs were a little nervous sharing the trail with some of the fluffy people. I was gonna get pictures but I was holding out for spandex and missed an opportunity to tell the story with a picture.
I hope you like the pics. poor Reina the dog was limping at the end of the day and when we got back to the hotel she crawled into bed got under the covers and didn't move for ten hours. So I guess there was at least some animal cruelty in the making of the photographs, I have of course apologized to Reina and we got her a new squeeky dog toy (she loves to make that noise) as a sort of get better present. By the time we moved into the house in Seattle she was ripping around the yard at top dog speed like nothing ever happened.
Note: Reina is a very high speed dog but has no brakes. Her normal when coming to you is to run up and crash into you and sit down at the same time. It is very dis-concerting at first. For those of you that don't know her she is the darker colored, half ankle pincher, half chihuahua dog in the pictures. She originally broke onto the Newsvine scene as The Illegal Alien Dog.
When I went to publish this the picture count was really high and I am pretty sure that is the reason that I lost all of the pictures and captions rather than do that again another part of this article has been published with the rest of the pictures. Maybe it is for the best. CLICK HERE TO GO TO SEE THE REST OF THE PICTURES!!!