Con Central hotel


Thursday afternoon arrival at “Con Central”


Sim & Chris - Thursday arrival


Lars and Mike - Thursday arrival


Sim, Chris, David - Thursday arrival


Josh & Rod - Thursday arrival


Kathryn & Ned - Thursday arrival


Arriving at the foodie dinner


Arriving at the foodie dinner - 2


Josh, Mike, Jack, Rod waiting for the food


First course - foodie dinner


A toast to friendship


Sim, Max, John - 1st course


Rod toasts the “lamb two ways”


Mack, Tim, Kathryn


Mack & Tim


Ready for dessert


Steve, Robert, Chris


Steve & Robert


Kathryn & Lars


Going home buzzed


Waiting for a ride?


Tim & Mack at the Columbia Gorge


Photo op


Photo op 2


Photo op 3


Mike & Ned


Gang on the View House platform


Gorgeous Gorge


Lars & Ned


Robert examines Mike's earring


Nice workmanship!


In front of the View House


First of the Columbia Gorge waterfalls


Latourell falls


At Latourell


Everybody has a camera this year (Chris, Ned, Josh)


On the bridge


View from the bridge


On the bridge 2


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Mary, Sim, David, Lars & Jack (that's Mike behind Jack)


Nature's sculpture


Wild salmonberries?


Latourell Falls, longshot


While others hike to the top: Steph, Josh, Chuk and I rest


The Thinker


Next!


Bridal Veil Falls


Ooooh!


Vantage point


Tim & Mack


“Hey, look here!”


Rod joins my aerie


Problems at Multnomah Falls!


The “biggie”


Mary & Josh lead the group


Justly famous waterfall


I never climbed up to that bridge


Mack, Robert, Tim


Ned, Mack, Robert, Tim, Chris look back at a BIG dog


Jack: “Nice doggy!”


Apparently he didn't bite


Robert, John, Tim


Lots of photos


Cellphones even work here


Ned, Chris, Mack reverse view


The park rangers - the Falls weren't the only eye candy


What now?


Lunch!


Bridge to Washington State


Ah!


Josh, Kathryn, Sim & Mike


“Char Burger” in the background


Spillway at Bonneville Dam


Sim, Josh, Chris, Jack


Kathryn, David, Sim & Chris read about old turbine wheel


The “old turbine wheel”


Steph in repose


Robert: “Where are the spawning fish?”


Spawning fish!


Lots of salmon (it's the season)


Gilly Burlingham holds court at Friday evening pizza party (my only picture here)


Chuk, Rod, Josh, Jack arrive at Saturday morning farmer's market


Biscuits & gravy at the market


Yummy!


Saturday morning Farmer's Market is busy


Portland art museum


The museum crowd


“No pictures allowed”: But the Dying Gaul was worth getting busted by security


Segway tour at “secret rendezvous”


Nine plus myself ready for the Segways


Our chariots - mine is #7


Our two tour guides


Our handsome guide #2


Is the checkin over?!


Tim, Mack & Josh waiting for the Segways


Finally!


On our way


First rest-stop


Our guide #2


Oh! what a lovely day for Segwaying


The gang's all here


The kid just caught this sturgeon in the river!


Hoisting a few at the Blue Moon Tavern Saturday night


Our dim sum palace Sunday morning


Table #1


Table #2


Motss Con XXII - Sunday morning


After dim sum


Goodbye friends!


Rod's leaving


Twins?


Steve & Penny Lane


Jack & Alan digest the Chinese breakfast at Con Central


Mike & a good cuppa java


On the way up to the Japanese Garden (Sunday afternoon)


Steph & David at the Tea House


The Japanese Garden


Approach to the Tea House


Irises


Van Gogh would have loved it here


The Koy pond


Koy


“Feed me!”


Japanese garden scene


Josh & Chuk


Japanese water transport


Chuk, Robert, John, Josh at the garden


Steph: “Erase this photo - immediately!”


Robert, John, Steph at the rest stop


Alan & David arrive


Resting up at the garden's lowest point


Chris


At the rock garden


Josh & Kathryn


At the rock garden


Robert & George


Josh & Mary


“Mean Mary” demonstrates


Take that!


George


Steph & Lars contemplate the rocks


Lars & Steph


Lars


The rock garden


Ned, Kathryn & Chuk


David & George


David & George - 2


Great picture, Mary!


Alan & Mike


Scenic view on a clear day


Mt. Hood dimly visable over Portland


Another rock garden


Every view a post card


Overlooking the second rock garden


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Kathryn, Josh, Chris, Sim


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Leaving the Japanese Garden


At the Rose Garden


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Motss Con XXII at the Rose Garden


Sunday night tapas at Navarre


The “red” - quite serviceable


The “pink” - ugh


Tapas!


At the table


Adios...I left after this photo