Last weekend we took a slow drive up Lolo Pass Road, stopping here and there to appreciate how beautifully lush and green everything is right now.   We had planned to hike around Lost Lake in the Mt. Hood National Forest, but as soon as we got there and my husband saw the rowboats, that was it.  He loves to row.  For two hours we soaked up the sun, the wind-driven rhythm of the lake, and the view of Mt. Hood.  We're already planning our next trip there with our kayaks, a blanket, a picnic basket, and our minds on nothing but the bliss of the moment. 
by mlekoshi