It seemed strange not to be celebrating Veterans Day at some sort of event celebrating veterans this year. I usually like to go to the Veterans Day ceremony and parade but Bill doesn't like to go and he wanted to go see the opera so I did that with him. For the past several years we have been invited to dinner by friends to celebrate with other veterans but that didn't happen this year either. Bill and I decided to take advantage of a beautiful weekend and spend the night in the Gorge.
The weather couldn't have been more beautiful.
We stayed at the Best Western in Cascade Locks which is right next to the Bridge of the Gods. I got a room with a view of the river. It was great to be able to look out at the beautiful view from our room. We have never really spent much time there. We usually just drive through. We had dinner at a brewery that night.
I wanted to take a walk at sunrise to get some photos.
And my favorite veteran came to walk with me on Thunder Island.
It was cold but beautiful.
The mountains were beautiful in that early morning glow.
Never get tired of this.
And it was fun to have a view of the river at breakfast too and see this small cruise ship coming up river from our breakfast perch.
We had a great weekend together.