Hood to Coast

This was the big “Hood to Coast” relay weekend in Oregon, and we did our own version burning far fewer calories than the runners, but still requiring “pluck’ and a certain amount of energy.  We headed to Mt. Hood and Timberline Lodge Wednesday to spend the night and be in place for Thursday…the second annual Friends of Timberline art luncheon.  Last year Henk Pander spoke about the two paintings he has in the collection of terrific art work at the Lodge and he was introduced by Roger Hull.  This year painter Lucinda Parker spoke about her nature themed and MOUNTAIN themed paintings, introduced again by the always witty Roger Hull (biographer of both Pander and Parker).

As we headed up to the Lodge the smoke in the valley from a host of forest fires in our region and in British Columbia obscured Mt. Hood from view until we got pretty close…

From our room we should have had a view down the valleys and all the way to Mt. Jefferson, but not today…though it was a bit better on Thursday….

No matter what though, it’s always fun to stay in the Lodge.  The rooms have all the original hardware and have been refurbished to approximate the look of 1938, the year it opened…

and then the terrific paintings…Charles Heaney’s “Mountain”

And this one by C.S.Price…

the paintings have been newly cleaned and provided with lighting by the “Friends of Timberline”, and they do just gleam.

Dinner and breakfast were in the lovely dining room…

and luncheon in the Mt. Hood room…where our table and friends and relations were waiting…

Roger WAS witty…

and Lucinda spoke articulately and interestingly about her paintings…

We then headed around the mountain and across the river to White Salmon, WA for a visit with Jennifer and George…

which involved cooking…

eating…

a little roaming around (DO go to Rowena Crest and take a view…)

and then after a fond farewell and a trip across the scary Hood River Bridge (I have “bridge aversion”)

we headed for Newport…

and dinner with Dan and Helen and Hendrica (just in for a week from NYC) and friends…

and then this morning…

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. A dazzling account to Mt. Hood, Timberline, and what followed, all the way to Newport. This made me drool, Bonnie. Beautiful shots! Ginny

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