rainy stay-cation

Last weekend, one of our good friends from back east came out to visit, so we got to show off a bit of our corner of the world. Even though it rained nearly the whole time she was here (of course - after weeks of sunshine and clear skies!), we weren't daunted.

We set out for Beacon Rock, one of our favorite places to show visitors, but it was closed because a rock had fallen and smashed one of the walkways leading to the top! Luckily, there was another great hike in the forest behind it that we'd never done before. The path wound up through the hills and ended at Rodney Falls - a big waterfall that was even bigger than it probably usually is because of the spring melts. If we didn't have rain gear on, the spray would have soaked us!

We stopped at Multnomah Falls on the same rainy day and were treated to a nearly-empty visit! I'd never seen it with so few people before. Every time we visit, we forget just how close it is to our apartment - probably because everything in the gorge seems like it should be on some other planet or something.

And of course, we spent lots of time hanging out in Portland, too - flowers are in bloom everywhere, so even if it was a bit drizzly, it still felt like spring!

Now, it's back to work for us - we have a craft fair to prepare for (more on that later!) and a whole bunch of new designs to print. And a website to finish up! And and and - - - I guess the list never ends, huh? Luckily, when we have a spare moment not attending to the list, we have what's up above to enjoy.