So, yesterday was World Rivers Day and our favorite Putney Bridge pub host is prodding us all to post with regards to this important event.
What did we do? Instead, we rode the Harley 300 miles to a little Bavarian-themed town in the Northern Washington Cascades to help them kick off the Oktoberfest season. They couldn't have done it without us. They would have sold approximately two gallons less of beer, and 2-3 pounds of german-themed meat products would have had to wait a couple of minutes for someone else to come along and eat them, instead of us.
All of this beer drinking, and meat eating took place on the amazingly beautiful Wenatchee River, which drains into the Columbia and fills up a couple of damns that generate some power that pay my bills.
We are grateful for some awe-inspiring rivers here in Oregon Country. And we are grateful that the Willamette doesn't require a typhoid shot, most of the time anymore.