Sunday, May 8, 2011

First walk on the Dike of 2011....

These are benches before the mouth of the tunnel below. I love the pretty way that they deter skateboarders! The darn skateboarders will tear everything up, and they dont care.

Of course Max was nervous and had to "do his business" LOL You can see one of the benches beside Meghan.

Mt Hood, in all her glory. Still covered in snow! The snow level is supposed to be down around 3500', that would be the hills in the fore of the mtn. Is Spring ever going to come? Oh and above the first red tank from the left in the Vista House in Oregon, a really cool place to visit on a non windy day!! LOL A beautiful overlook of the Columbia Gorge, great gift shop and the architecture is wonderful, there are memorials and history from WW11, it is a fun place to visit.

We seen a bunny!

zoom! it ran away!

Max watching the bunny.

This view is East up the Columbia river.

Exterior wood Inc. Hubby worked there for 15 years, his brother still works there.

Some wildflowers are trying to show their happy faces!!

I put the kids in the boat and made them pose! LOL

I cropped this, but it made it blurry.

Then we walked down the hill to the river. More boats, they are all made of cement.

This one even has fish in it!

Max checking out the water.

Dublin jumped in at first and surprised himself!! LOL No you can not walk on water Dublin!

Dublin loves to run in the sand, but he wasnt so sure about the water after his initial splash.

Dublin being a goof! LOL

She did get him back in the water!

The trail back up to the Dike. We walked about 2 1/2 miles, the Dike has 1/4 mile markers all along it.
A barge on the river, and you can see a helicopter on the right side. The helo was picking up water with a fire bag and dumping it somewhere over there, dont know if they were just practicing or?? There was no smoke.

We decided to go to the dog park, so we could let the boys run loose. Dublin and Max had fun playing with those three Pugs! LOL They all were chasing Dublin at one point! Max did very well and showed no aggression towards the other dogs at all! I was very happy with him. Meghan got yelled at by a lady that came in later, because we had Dublin on the small dog side. She said "I am going to call the people on you!" What people LOL The rest of the people around us told us not to worry about it.  We seen the sign that told the wieght restrictions on the ground when we went out. Dublin wouldnt hurt a fly, her poodles where way more aggressive than him, growling and threatening, they made me worry about Max a little, but he just ignored them. The guy that had the Pugs he was so nice and funny! LOL Despite the lady we had fun. We went into the small dog side because the wire fence mesh is 2x4inches, in the large dog side it is 6inch squares, I think Max could get through. It would be a real pain to have to take one on one side and one on the other. So we left soon after that.
It was 70+ degrees and no wind, so nice!!! Then it went back to rain rain rain. Maybe someday we will get Spring!!! Before summer! Doesnt Summer start in June???? We are going to go from 50 degree weather, straight to 80 again!!! I hope it dries out before the first of June, or I wont be able to have a garden again!!! The ground is just to wet and sticky to till ((sigh)).


  1. Max is an interesting looking dog, what kind is he?

    Lovely going on a walk with you. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hi Val, Max in a silver dapple, Dachshund/Chahuahua, or Chaweenie! LOL LOL I have been wanting a silver dapple mini Dachshund for a long time, my daughter found Max on Craigslist, he is becoming a great pup, he is 15 mo old now.


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