One Perfect Day

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I didn’t plan to have a perfect day.  I don’t think anyone actually plans that.  But have one I did!

October 8th, 2014 started out gloomy in Portland.  We’d planned to go hiking and drove out to Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge.  The drive is about 40 min from where we live.  We could see the sun peeking through the clouds the closer we got.  First on the list, however, was salmon. We went past the Falls to Cascade Lockes where the Native Americans sell the salmon they caught the night before.  Only the Natives can sell the salmon in Oregon.  When we pulled up, there was only one table being set up.  We were early.  But oh, the fish!  They had a big King Salmon, about 15 lbs.  She flipped it on the table, asked how much we wanted and proceeded to filet it right there for us.  We got 4 pounds.  When I asked how much, I swooned when she said $8 a pound.  What!!  Have you ever bought wild king salmon in the grocery store?  If so, you’ll know why my heart was beating so fast.fish stand

salmon

We brought a cooler and they had ice.  The day had started perfectly.

We went back to the Falls and parked.   Multnomah Falls are 580′ high.  It’s a stunning sight.  A beautiful Fall day.  We couldn’t get a good picture of the falls height, but got a good one of the lower half.lower half of falls

We hiked up to the top of the Falls and the lookout. top of falls Looking down.  Scary!

From there we continued up, and up and up.  We ended up with an 8 mile hike and 1600 feet at the top of our hike. large rock

There were waterfalls everywhere and so much rushing water!  At various places we could see across to the Columbia river.  It was stunning!

Columbia River  So hard to do it justice!

We were pretty tired after we finished, but the day wasn’t done yet.  We went to happy hour at the Bistro Marquee with new friends.  We have finally made some friends!  We had fried chicken, salad, meatballs and to top it off, bacon cheesecake.  Bistro Marquee

I should have known it would be a perfect day as the SF Giants had beaten the Nationals on a wild pitch the night before!

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Part of the proceeds from the sale of Kiss For A Cause LipSense go to the American Cancer Foundation.  I have it on sale this month for $20.  It’s normally $25!  All Pink LipSense colors are $2 off.

Let me know if you want one! kiss for a C

I would like to know if you have had a perfect day.  What made your day perfect?

5 thoughts on “One Perfect Day

  1. Barbara Basso says:

    Hi Stevie….Glad to hear about your perfect day. It sounded wonderful. I loved your pictures too. Multnomah Falls was one of the places we visited during the Clipped Wings 1998 convention in Portland.
    It was nice of you to ask about our “perfect day”. Well, Friday I had one also. I am playing in a tennis league called Marin League. I told the captain that she didn’t have to play me, but just use me for back-up if needed. Friday was our first match of the new fall season and the line-up came out and I was scheduled in the 4th position (there are 5 positions)…..much to my surprise. My partner and I won in three. Meaning, we won the first set, lost the second set and played a tied breaker for the third set. Tie-breakers are the first to 10 by two. Our opponents had us down 1 to 9….if you can believe. We were able to tie it up and get the next three points. I was on Cloud 9 all day. Are you sorry you asked us about our “perfect day”???
    Love, Barbara
    P. S. I will place an order on another e-mail.

    • Stevie says:

      Simply! However the Native woman who sold us the salmon told me to try grapefruit slices over the top and bake in foil. She did that once because she didn’t have lemon and said it turned out wonderfully. I will do that this week and let you know!

  2. hglbgl@comcast.net says:

    Hi, glad to hear you had a perfect Oregon day. There is nothing more beautiful than Oregon on a gorgeous day, I have always loved hiking up Multnomah Falls. Don’t think I ever hiked eight miles. Have a great weekend. Love, Diane

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