Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Saturday ride.

Can you see it there, through the trees? Look closely.

To celebrate my new big girl job, my favorite Rock n" Roll buddy took me on a train ride through the picturesque Mt. Hood area last weekend. We stopped at the grocery store on the way up and got the makings for a picnic lunch and we were set. We rode up high, on the dome area of the double decker car.
The weather cooperated, and we got to see the last of the blooms on the flowering plumb trees (I think that's what they were...)

and apple and pear orchards, along with a few vineyards.
We meandered along the river, chatting and enjoying the views. Four hours of lush green scenery and really good company. We stopped in the quaint little town of Parkdale and there was an incredible, bigger-than-life iron sculpture of a little girl and a horse that was simply amazing. Here, look for yourself...

Pretty neat, huh?
We headed into a neat BBQ restaurant that was done up with a railroad theme...
and had a couple of ice cold  Rolling Rock beers.Wasn't the sign on the BBQ place cool?
If you are looking for fun way to share time with a buddy, a friend, a date, or a spouse on a nice lazy Saturday, (or any day for that matter) that gives you time to really visit, think about a train ride.

I think you'll be glad you did.


  1. Looks like the perfect way to spend a weekend before you start your big girl job.

  2. I love a train ride! The board walk under the plum trees is incredible!

  3. Breathtaking photos! The perfect pre-big girl job send off!!

  4. LOVE the sculpture !!!! Have been thinking about taking the train to Ft. Worth....Hmmmm

  5. I MUST have missed it somewhere..WHO is this mysterious "rock-n-roll buddy"?


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