Sunday, October 23, 2011
Columbia River Gorge
Yesterday we took a car ride to Hood River, OR to visit friends. I can't believe they commute to Portland... 50 miles each way! I don't get it but I think people on the East coast sometimes commute that far. An hour plus in the car to get to work probably isn't fun for most commuters. I imagine our friends love the views, though. This picture was taken with my iPhone while cruising down the freeway. Not a great picture, but you get the drift: beautiful Columbia River Gorge... Fall just beginning.
This afternoon I went to a Rings and Things bead sale in Tigard. I'd just spent some time at their store in Spokane and spent plenty of $$ so I wasn't even sure I'd find anything. I did! I bought some cool turquoise colored magnesite, center drilled beads. As soon as I got them home I started a new bracelet. About a third of the way into it, I knew I'd run out of wire before I finished. So I hopped in the car and off to Michaels for some 22 gauge antique brass wire. I've been wire-wrapping all day and my fingers are feeling it.
What a fine day this was... beading and listening to Pandora. If you haven't yet done it, start a Rufus Wainwright station. It was sooooo good to listen to Rufus and others!