Have you ever had one of those days, weeks, months? Well, the past month has kinda gotten to me and I just had to run away for awhile. About four hours to be specific. I took a brief road trip up the Columbia River Gorge. It is so beautiful right now in the throws of autumn with a bright sun shining down. Today is suppose to be the last day of nice weather for several days and I just needed to get out by myself and drive. For me, driving allows me to let go of all sorts of issues that are bothering me. I stopped at a rest area/viewpoint a few miles east of Bingen, Washington. I couldn’t believe how warm it was or the fact that there was no wind to speak of. Anyone who has been through this area knows that wind is a fact of life here. But today it was perfectly quiet, as was the river.
This first shot is looking east.
This next shot is looking mostly south towards the Oregon side. Even here in the Pacific Northwest we have incredible mesas.
And here is a look down the river towards the west. You can catch a glimpse of a tug boat and barge heading down river.
The north view provides some stunning rock outcroppings.
Finally on the drive back I was able to capture Mt. Hood peeking through the foothills.
It’s amazing how getting out of one’s head space can immediately improve one’s outlook. I’m in a much better frame of mind and can approach life’s issues with a clearer head. Here’s to a great Sunday Drive