Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sweet sleep in the pacific northwest

Anyone who knows me very well knows how very much I love my sleep. That doesn't mean I am lazy, far from it. I just need quality sleep. If I don't get the sleep I need, I'm not worth much. (And not in a very good mood.) We were in the pacific northwest from October 2-12 and traveled round.
Nautical theme in the condo on the Oregon coast.
At the condo, the ocean was within view. We slept very peacefully with songs of the pines singing us to sleep.

Wonderful bed at Greg and Celeste's house in Portland.

The guest room was in the basement and it was extremely quiet and private. There was a down comforter with a duvet. Celeste bought brand new pillows for us to put our heads upon.

The night after we left Greg and Celeste's house, we met up with another of Doug's brothers, Paul, also from Indiana. He was in Portland for a conference. We slept on a houseboat that Paul had been given use of for the week. I failed to take any houseboat photos.

Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood.

Timberline Lodge was built in 1937 and everything was either original, or restored to appear as it did in the '30's. The lodge ran the heat on an old boiler system and it was extremely warm. From the outside of the lodge, you could see many open windows. We slept with the window open and cool mountain air bathing over us.

Doug loved the lodge and wanted to stay a second night, but I was in dire need of a bathtub. I don't often take a bath, but as we were on vacation, I longed to linger in the tub. I also wanted to shave my legs and don't do well with shaving them while standing in a shower. Doug was able to secure a room at La Quinta Inn. It was extremely clean and I enjoyed a good soak in the tub and was able to finally shave my legs. (Disclaimer: La Quinta Inn did not give us a discount if I would mention them in my blog. We did get Doug's old fart AARP discount and an additional discount because the card key wouldn't work correctly.) And, I didn't take a photo of the bed at La Quinta because it was well, La Quinta.

Comfy bed on the farm in Idaho.

We went to Doug's brother's apple farm in Potlatch, Idaho to help with the apple harvest. It was cold. As cold as when one rakes leaves in the midwest. We had a wood fire in the fireplace for two evenings. And it was wonderful to retire to this comfy warm bed, again, to sleep beneath a down comforter in a duvet. I've never had a down comforter to put in a duvet but I may have to find one. Very comfy and warm. On the farm it was incredibly dark and quiet. Don't you love the way the light is dancing across the wall in this photo?


^..^Corgidogmama said...

This post is really interesting and the photos are as well. Interesting way to describe your recent trip! Now...back to work!

Nicole said...

I so want to go back to bed now. These all look like really comfy beds. And I love the Timberline Lodge... it looks just like my kind of place. I'm so glad you had a good time.

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