As yesterday was an easygoing day by design, I wasn't going to travel far then, but today was better for tripping. By the way, I considered having lunch at the View Point Inn, the historic inn over in Corbett (and, yep, where part of Twilight was filmed, that's probably the main reason I'd heard of it). I was serious enough that my first choice of clothes today -- other than, duh, my sleep clothes, don't be so literal -- was a white button-down and fancy pants. (And, I'll admit, sneakers.) Then I saw that the inn has a tres fancy brunch on Sunday, and not its lunch menu, which would've been more my speed. I changed into jeans, a T-shirt that reads "Hydromania*," and a University of Oregon sweatshirt. (And, still, sneakers.)
When I got to the Falls, I hiked about half a mile along the trail to the top of the falls. It's a mile total to the top, but I wasn't in the mood for a full trip. Beautiful spot, of course, and well-behaved fellow tourists, thank goodness. Weather cooperated: enough rain earlier this week for a good, strong flow for the waterfall, but no rain this morning, and the trails were mostly dry except where you're close enough for the mist rising up from the splash from the falls. After that, I got back to the car, read for a bit, then hit the road. Traveling was accomplished, and that felt good.
And my lunch? Instead of the fancy-pants brunch? Popeye's. I can have both experiences. I am large, I contain multitudes.
* Hydromania was a Hermiston-area summer camp that I covered for the Hermiston Herald. I'm amused that I incorporated into my article the Beastie Boys term "the sounds of science": "These are the sounds of science in the field..."