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Friday, May 03, 2013

I love going camping but it takes days to catch up after we get home! Our weather has been amazing this week. I almost feel guilty for friends & family in the Midwest and Alaska who have still been getting snow.

The first day we went fishing at a spot a few miles from where we were camped. Our dog loves it when we go fishing. She will lay and stare at our poles waiting for us to catch something. She also will bark at us if we are not catching anything. Like that is in our control! I wasn't catching anything but DH hooked into a carp. Not necessarily what we wanted but they are fun to catch. I had the dog on the leash and she zeroed in on the fish DH was reeling in. I really think this dog has OCD! She lunged for the fish and I went down hard on my knees and tumbled down an embankment. Thank goodness other than scraps and bruises I wasn't hurt. I was a little sore for the next few days though. Needless to say the dog was tied the rest of the time we fished.

I took this picture from a hill across the hiway from where we camped. Our camper is the little white speck by the trees close to the Columbia River.

The first couple of days we had a family of Canadian geese to keep us company. They left when people started showing up on the weekend.

It was windy every day we were there so fishing wasn't that great so we took side trips. This is one of the many vineyards in Washington. Just the area where we were there are thousands of acres of grapes. (also any fruit you could think of and lots of veggies)

We drove up to an area of the Saddle Mountains that is open to the public to dig for petrified wood. There is a whole forest beneath the top of the ground there. DH was after big pieces. I was content to walk around & pick up pieces laying around.

This is the view from the dig looking out over the city of Mattawa and the Columbia River.

We also had some beautiful sunsets while we were camped.

We saw several fields of asparagus that were at least 100 acres in size with dozens of people out harvesting it. Unfortunately I didn't think to get any pictures of that.

When I have more time I want to get some pictures of the desert wildflowers that are blooming now to share with you.
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your pictures and your stories! Sounds as if you saw some really interesting sights - the petrified wood was really amazing...and I almost feel as if I got to go fishing WITH you. :)

    I'm really glad you weren't seriously hurt in the fall - things like that seem to happy so fast. Have fun with the catching up that always follows a trip - hope it's a GREAT day for you, Martha!

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    Comment edited on: 5/6/2013 11:00:47 AM
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    Love you pictures and the dog story. Funny creatures our pets aren't they? Glad you didn't get seriously hurt! I love camping and nature, there is nothing in the world better than being outside with someone you love and seeing the sunset or stars at night with a nice warm mug of tea. Sounds like you guys really had fun! Looking forward to the wildflower pictures.. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1782 days ago
    I will be looking forward to your desert flowers.
    I have to be honest I had no clue you have desert wildflowers, I had no clue you have deser in Washington. Much of our produce is from Washington and upstate NY. HUGS Pat in Maine.
    Happy your pooch did not pull you down too much. HUGS Pat
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    1783 days ago
    I am glad that you only had scrapes and bruises! It looks like a good time and the pictures are beautiful!
    1783 days ago
    Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing! emoticon
    1783 days ago
    What lovely trip you had. I will have to keep that area in mind especially the dig area for a future trip. Your secluded camp site looks like one we would enjoy too. I have never seen that much asparagus before and our poor bed is tired of being cold this year. The hummingbirds and orioles are wondering why they came north?!

    Love the blog and the pictures.
    1783 days ago
    Thanks for sharing! emoticon
    1784 days ago
    Nice, I love the sunset and the views. Looking forward to the wildflowers Martha.


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    1784 days ago
    I love your pictures. Thank you so much for showing them to us.

    DeAnne, Missourians Team
    1784 days ago
    Thanks for sharing.
    1784 days ago
    emoticon thanks for sharing!
    1784 days ago
    nice pics we love camping
    1784 days ago
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