I was excited to go to Mt. Hood today, about 90 minutes east of Portland. It was my son's first ski race of the season and our first trip up to the mountain in about nine months. Although there were no clear shots of Mt. Hood due to weather (it was overcast, foggy in spots and a bit windy), it was still beautiful up there:
Here's my boy at the start of the race. It's cute because he's always a little nervous:
But once he's going, he's in his element:
If you're not from Oregon, yet this building below looks familiar to you, you might recall it from the movie "The Shining". This is Timberline Lodge and exterior shots of it were used as the hotel where Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall's characters act as caretakers in the movie. It's absolutely gorgeous on the inside.
Our faces started to freeze much too soon and it was time to head home. Today was a good day - no thoughts of all the packing and organizing and moving logistics needing to be done. It was really nice to take a little mental break.