We took last Saturday to make another small getaway. This time we went to Hood River for some fresh picked peaches and to the Bonneville Fish Hatchery (which Sprout calls the fish factory). My mom was in town to join us for the trip. She's going to be snowbirding practically the upcoming entire school year from October through April (insert sad face here) so we don't have very many visits left before she leaves.
The farm in Hood River had a corn maze, which we all enjoyed:
The town is called Hood River because it sits at the feet of Mount Hood:
It was a beautiful valley.
Funny, I didn't get any pictures of the fresh fruit we brought home, but it included peaches, apples, cantaloupe, cherries, orange cherry tomatoes, plums, Walla Walla onions, and jalapeno peppers.
I remember as a child my Grandma Hasel would make a trip to Hood River and come home with boxes upon boxes of peaches for canning. It was a much longer trip for her from the coast. For us it's an hour and twenty minute drive, prime time for catching up on book club reading or knitting. I don't can the peaches, though. My family prefers to eat them fresh and juicy. There's nothing in the world that compares.
Next stop, the Bonneville Fish Hatcherywhere we ate a picnic lunch and nurtured ZimDee's love for fish
Here he is going on (and on...and on...) about the many facts of different fish. I love this guy:You can buy food pellets and feed the Rainbow Trout:
But the funnest part of all is if you can spot Herman the Sturgeon. He put on a great show for my boys:
Herman with some playmates:Watching for Herman from outside:There he is! Can you see him?What a great day.
Next up: Multnomah Falls