Wednesday, September 12, 2012

a hike and a giant fish

Over the weekend (Friday, actually, because I have EVERY FRIDAY off work whoohoo) Leif and I met up with some dear friends to go hiking to Wahclella Falls. 

Our friends Marc and Natalie, along with their son Sam, recently returned to Portland after living in Amsterdam for the last two years.  Even though they have only been back for a week having them here makes Portland feel a little bit more like home already.

Hey Oregon, you Sexy Beast, you.

After the hike we took the kids to see Herman The Sturgeon at the Bonneville Fish Hatchery.  Sam is only about six months older than Clio but towers over her and probably weighs a good ten or fifteen pounds more than she does.  He is the most snuggly cuddly little dude.  When Clio shuns my affectionate kisses for something more appealing like a slimy wet leaf, Sam lets me scoop him up and give him hugs and zerberts.

Who is that kid in the middle?  I dunno.  Just some random kid pointing out the huge fish to anyone who would listen.

I think Clio is in love.  With Sam.  Not Herman.  Sorry Herman.


  1. The other day I told Sam we were going to see Clio soon and he made the sign for 'friend'. Well, his version of it, but I knew what he was getting at.

    We love you, too. SO much. Welcome home.

    (And great photos.)

  2. I think I'm in love with Clio. Great pictures, and wow, you make me want to live in Oregon. (Fridays off, too, I'm jealous!)

  3. Wow. Looks gorgeous! Portland definitely is a sexy beast.

  4. Is this true at all?

    You Oregon. Or Oregon looks right on you. Seems like a place you were meant to be.

    But did LA, too?

    Love seeing it all. And you all.

    xoxo CiM