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.