The log of one man's quest for wind and sunshine

Hood River

Ah, at last, the promised land of milk and honey, complex IPAs, and Elysian winds.  I had been trying to reach this place the entire summer, and by beginning of August finally achieved my goal.  Summer in Hood River is pure bliss with warm days, cool nights, and a beautiful strong breeze blowing most days.  There are lots of outdoors activities to partake in:  The Dirty Fingers Bicycle Repair Shop Thursday group ride (with free keg of quality brew after), kiting off the sandbar with your friends, or paddling around on a SUP board — the fun just doesn’t stop.  I have to admit I didn’t take all that many photos, as I was too busy doing other things…

There is also a whole sub-culture of van dwellers, and I have to thank my friend Tanya for showing me the ropes of the lifestyle when I first arrived.  On several occasions locals told me they first arrived in HR in their windsurf or kite van and never ended up leaving…Let’s see if I make it out 🙂

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One response

  1. Dude! I’m so happy you finally made it to the promised land! We were chanting for you! 🙂

    Happy to read that you were busier with your life than with your camera. Smiles all around!

    September 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm

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