By suggestion of our wonderful hosts we drove the car out to Multnomah Falls – the second-tallest year-round waterfall in the nation. The water of the Falls drops 620 feet from its origin on Larch Mountain. The drive offered some beautiful scenery – nestled in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Unfortunately it being July there was a large amount of tourists taking in the scene as well. Luckily for us only a few wanted to partake in the hike to the top of the falls. We enjoyed a peaceful hike and had a beautiful view of the Columbia River the whole way down.
Our best friend Mike called us from home when we reached the top. We had a really good conversation. He spoke of change, philosophy, nature, indulging in books and wanting to live his life simply but truly. He was in a good place. He said he wanted to come west and we encouraged him too. I hope that he takes the chance. I hope that he follows his heart. I hope that each one of the people I know follow their hearts. Once you decide on something you should do it – it’s about listening to yourself. A lot of the time our thoughts get put on the back burner and simmer there for a while – some burn out and some begin to sizzle. You gotta listen to yourself and the cosmic wiggle. Being there made me realize that there’s a lot to see here in Oregon and I had a moment of reflection that I was fortunate enough to experience it and was able to explore every bit of it if I really wanted to.. that l i v i n g life is in my hands.