It happened last week at the end of a long, busy day at work. I realized that in the midst of all of my 'to-do' list checking-off, I had only been up from my desk about 4 times that day to use the Ladies' Room. That is disgusting. 8 hours of sitting. I don't think the human body is made for that! I'm fairly certain that if the David had a 9-5; the most important part of his 'birthday suit' wouldn't even be visible thanks to his stomach. And that my friends, is a fate I don't intend to have. Not that my legacy will ever be encapsulated in the form of a sculpted male nude but I would still like to keep my options open for whatever opportunities come my way.
|250 feet up and enjoying the view of the Columbia Gorge (which separates Oregon & Washington). I'm in Oregon but beyond the river there is Washington.|
So I promised that even in the most stressful of days, I needed to AT LEAST fit in a couple quick walks outside. And on the following weekend, to get out and see the REAL wilderness. With that, on Saturday we headed about 30-40 minutes East of Portland to a 'town' called Bridal Veil, Oregon. Though it is federally recgonized as a town, I kid you not that all it has left to offer is a cemetary and a Post Office. But that is enough. Know why? Because Brides continually flock to said post office to mail their wedding invites- all for the "Bridal Veil" stamp across the top.
|The freshest air in the world lies at the base of a waterfall.|
|I call this collage - "The Headless Hiker"|
|So much green. One of the few good things about our rainfall.|
But what it lacks in man made structures, it more than makes up for in inherent beauty: trails, peaks, valleys, waterfalls, canyons, streams... it's a Hiker's dream. Most especially for lazy day-hikers like us who want to be in and out in a few hours and call it good.
|The Instagram View @Caitielady08|
The views were spectacular, spending uninterrupted time with my boyfriend was needed after 3-weekends apart and seeing the world from 250 feet up felt just as good as I had hoped it would.
A day without stress and/or stuff is great but burning calories while you do it is just the icing on the cake you can't eat. I vote for more hikes this summer!