Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Officer on Deck

Over Rose Festival Week we went to visit the naval ships that dock in Portland.
And I was as excited as Anjali to visit the USS Lake Champlain, a HUGE aircraft carrier. What's not exciting about Naval officers in crisp white uniforms talking about missile destroyers, nautical miles, torpedos, and deployments?! We certainly learned a lot, and I got addressed to as ma'am... now that was a bit much.

Gorge Camping and Hiking

Last weekend we went hiking and camping near Hood River. It was Anjali's first true camping experience. Although she enjoyed it, the wind at Memaloose State Park was so strong that we thought our tent might end up in Kansas. I realized why the gorge is so popular for wind surfing! We hiked at Temanewas falls on Saturday and at the Tom McCall Preserve on Sunday with a stop in lazy Mosier, where there is one coffee shop and one restaurants, but a whole bunch of condos for $300K! So we popped in to take a look, but decided we love Hood River a lot more. We continue to dream of owning a Pear orchard and telecommuting to our jobs untill we can retire (in case we lose our crop in a bad year, like this one)!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Being a parent

This is what happens when you are the parent... your kid comes and kicks you out of bed at 5:30 am and proceeds to sleep like that! And this happens on the weekend too!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

35 and counting...

I turned 35 on Friday. Can't believe I am trudging up that hill!
The three of us had a gourmet picnic at the Portland Rose Garden.
Ranjeewa surprised me with some beautiful flowers.
Better yet, my birthday present was a new cycle: a Gary Fisher Wingra. We all went for a ride yesterday and it is great to be back on a bike again. I bought my last bike in college from Toys'r'us (it was pink, too). I think that says a lot!