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Beacon Rock, Bonneville Dam and Breweries

by Heather

It’s crazy how time flies by.  Seems like just yesterday that Jacob and I got married.  In reality yesterday was 3 years ago.

We have this tradition of going on a hike for our anniversary, usually Multnomah Falls or one of those hikes nearby it in Oregon, but this year we stopped on the opposite side of the river in Washington at Beacon Rock.

First off the obligatory driving shots.

Once there we headed up the very nicely groomed path.

There weren’t too many dirt/rock areas to walk through.   Most of the climb looked like this.

With some really pretty views of the Columbia River

And a good lookin guy Winking smile

Heading up Beacon Rock was super quick.  We made it to the top in 15 minutes.

When we started it was mostly cloud covered but began to break higher up.

We made it to the top, no sweat involved.

There was the cutest little chipmunk I tried to get a picture of but he kept running around and wouldn’t stay still. 

Instead I got this.  Not as cute as that lil guy.


Headed down we took our time.  I tried not to look down cause it was so dizzying, but I had to get a shot of this…

Post hike we headed up the Columbia River some more for a stop at the Bonneville Dam.

I went there as a kid and remember the insane amount of fish going through the fish ladder.  It must not be fish season…

Okay there were just a couple fish.

Strange long suction fish.


Small and medium salmon.

And this huge salmon that just hung out in front of the window.

It’ll be so much fun to take our kiddies there.  I remember it being a blast as a kid seeing all the fish swimming through.

After that educational event we were headed to Stevenson for a stop at the Walking Man Brewery.

We split the try of 10 samplers.


My favorite was #4 the Knuckle Dragger and Jacob’s favorite was #6 the Porter Porter.


But none were bad Smile


Walking Man had outdoor seating and since it’s near the river there was a bit of a breeze to cool us off as the sun started to heat up.

You know what cools you down more than a breeze?

This stuff!


Such a cute ice cream shop in Hood River (hopped over to the other side of the river in Oregon).

I loved that they had tons of sizes to choose from.  I got 2 baby baby scoops while Jacob enjoyed his huge cone. 

Jacob = only mint oreo but me = mint oreo + kalua, which tasted a bit like coffee.


Hood River is known as a great place for wind + kite boarding.  It was kind of later in the day so there weren’t too many of them out on the water.  We still headed down to the river and watched those few for a bit. 

But a trip to Hood River wouldn’t be normal without a stop at one of their breweries.  We’d never been to Double Mountain before and heard it was the place to be.

It sure was crowded, so while we waited we got a sampler plate of 5 of their beers.  I tried a slip of all of them but stuck to water the rest of the evening.

Microbrews are so extremely filling, plus I knew I had a long run planned for the next day and I wanted to feel up to it.

We sat out in their garage/brewing area for dinner where the music started to play.


It was a great way to end the day and I loved that I didn’t even do any of the planning.  Just came along for the ride. 🙂

Sunday I headed out for my run.  It was such a good run!  I had music, water and a new route planned out.

I ended up going 7.16 miles in 59:35… right on pace for Hood to Coast!

Now I just need to take my own skin care advice and find where our sunscreen is hiding at….

Speaking of running, want to find out who won the ‘Will Run for BEER’ Bondi Band?!


Yup, it’s you Kristin!  Email me your address (gethealthywithheather@comcast.net) and I’ll get your pink Bondi Band mailed out to you. 

I still have more giveaways coming up soon so keep your eyes peeled.

What was fun about your weekend?

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Erica August 8, 2011 - 5:19 am

What a perfect way to celebrate your anniversary! I love it!! And like I said on instagram- samplers are the best!

Get Healthy with Heather August 8, 2011 - 5:45 am

They sure are… you can start to enjoy them again now huh?!

Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups August 8, 2011 - 5:41 am

Looks like such a fun time! The view looks beautiful!

Bee Goes Bananas August 8, 2011 - 8:13 am

It looks like an incredible day!

I just started reading your blog after your comment at Bee Goes Bananas and I must say, I love it! I’ve added Healhty with Heather to my blogroll if that’s alright with you! Feel free to take a look…


Get Healthy with Heather August 8, 2011 - 8:36 am

Welcome! Of course that’s alright.. Thanks for linking to my site 🙂

Lindsey @ SoundEats August 8, 2011 - 9:19 am

I know how you feel – our third anniversary was a couple weeks ago, and we couldn’t stop saying how fast it’s flown by! Also – I love the pic that’s evidence that no beer was bad. 😉

Haley Q August 8, 2011 - 9:22 am

Those hiking pictures are absolutely gorgeous! And that ice cream doesn’t look too bad either. Congrats on 3 years!!

Becky @ cityrunnergirl August 8, 2011 - 11:21 am

this sound like EXACTLY the kind of day my finace and I like to have – we’re always down to check out new breweries and split a sampler. And those views you had are gorgeous! Happy anniversary!

Get Healthy with Heather August 8, 2011 - 7:46 pm

Splitting them makes it so much more fun!

Starry August 8, 2011 - 7:38 pm

Those are Lamprey.

Three years ago, Riv was a baby. Just went through the pics I had of your wedding last night. Beautiful bride you were.

Get Healthy with Heather August 8, 2011 - 7:45 pm

Aww thanks, it was so much fun that night 🙂

I can’t believe how much bigger River is now… from your pics. And that it’s been about 3 years since I’ve seen you!

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