On the Move

I’m thinking I should change the name of the blog to “On the Move” after this week.  We headed up the Gorge passing Multnomah Falls,

multnomah 3

and stopping at Boda’s Kitchen (thank you George) in Hood River for a quick and delicious lunch before crossing the bridge at The Dalles and heading east on beautiful highway 14 to Maryhill Museum.





Roger was moderating a panel discussion of the work of sculptor James Lee Hansen, which has been on view at Maryhill Museum for a few months.  Panel members included historian Libby Dawson Farr, sculptor (and former student) Bruce Litteral and sculptor and former student M.J. Anderson.  There was a good crowd and the conversation was lively, and–in turns emotional, funny and informative.  Studio practice, World War II, guardians, teaching, friendship, mentor-ship, work ethic, inspiration…all topics of a fascinating 90 minutes.




After the event and a root-beer float, I took a view off the lovely terrace to the vineyards below…

vineyard work

the Italian MOOD is beginning to grip me!  Then on to White Salmon and a night in the MT Hood room.

Mt Hood room

In 2011 we met up with the adorable Fanny in Florence…


and this year her parents are coming too.  What fun lies ahead!  Then we blasted home across the world’s scariest bridge

the horrible bridge

up the beautiful gorge


home in the rain

raiiny drive

to find a little message…


play a little ukulele…(these two, Kathy and Pam, have been running a uke jam, SUSA, for 10 years, but are now retiring…)


and begin to think about Italy…

Pienze coffee coffee 3coffee 2

while still living in the Salem moment…

our house rose





1 Comment

  1. bonnie, i know that you have said you don’t get notified when one makes a comment on your blog post at word press, but we persist anyway. you and roger have such an enviable zeal for life and the energy to match. this makes your posts all the more wondrous. you will be missed when you are in italy, but perhaps there will be a way to blog from there. would be nice for us stuck-at-home-ers.

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