Escaped the noise and upset animals over the 4th of July and went to the Timberline. I love Mt Hood, as I’ve mentioned a few times on here.
We swam, hung out in the hottub, played shuffleboard, ate great pizza at Blue Ox (the little hidden restaurant at the Timberline), and read nearly all day long.
I never got a great picture of it, but the monarch butterfly migration was in full force – thousands and thousands of them fluttering past me as I read on the patio. So many on the drive down the mountain! One of the servers exclaimed “Oh! Butterflies!” each time she came outside, she was as delighted as we were.
On the way home, we stopped in Hood River to eat dinner at Pfriem brewing. We took a short walk along the Columbia River after that and sat in the shade to watch the kite surfers and paddle boarders.
Relaxed and happy start to July.