Welcome to OREGON! We made it to our second destination of tour. We are staying on the Columbia River Gorge near Portland, OR. This evening we start teaching at the Columbia River Gorge Dulcimer festival. We are situated at the beautiful Menucha Conference Center. The scenery is STUNNING! Check out some of the pictures and information about the festival http://menucha.org/
Be sure to check out some of the pictures I’ve taken along the way on the Gallery Page. The views have been amazing. I stopped counting the number of mountain passes we drove over, but it was a LOT. “Toto”, the van did an excellent job of getting us across the 1,700 miles in 3 days. I added one picture of these yellow plants that are growing here– I’m pretty sure any plant that color must mean runny noses and clogged sinuses! When Erin and I completed our long journey we went on a hunt for a real meal…we found SUSHI! There are bonuses to being this close to large bodies of water!
While we were in Kimball, NE a few days ago our friend Jenn shared some homemade cookies with us. They were so yummy I thought I’d share the recipe with you.2 Smooshed Bananas
1 Cup Oats (old fashioned are best, but quick work)
To this you can add some other yummy ingredients like dried cranberries, chocolate chips, coconut, nuts or other yummy things. Drop the cookies on a cookie sheet and bake at 350! They were DELICIOUS and would be a great options for food sensitivities and allergies!
I am off for now– headed outside to enjoy the scenery and get ready for this awesome dulcimer festival.
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