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BOOK REVIEW: Loowit’s Legend: The Story of the Columbia River Gorge

If I wanted to teach my child about the Columbia River Gorge, that 80-mile canyon that stretches between Oregon and Washington, where multitudes of waterfalls – including Multnomah Falls – pour into the westward-bound Columbia River, we could head over … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo of the week: toward Mt. St. Helens

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Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

In mid-July, I took Patrick to Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in Washington. Mt. St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. It’s about a two-hour drive from Portland to the Johnston Ridge Observatory. We spent some time checking out the exhibits, … Continue reading

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Exploring the city on the 4T Trail

Last Friday there was no school for my little explorer. I had to take the day off from work to be with him (no complaints there!), and the sun was shining. Outside it was! We decided to do the 4T … Continue reading

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