Walked our butts to the Butteville Store

From our site here at the Champoeg State Heritage Area just south of Portland, OR, we took a little trip back in time along the Willamette River.

Two miles out to the red 5, two miles back.  Yep, in the rain.  Because it's the Pacific Northwest, and if you don't get out and move, you'll mold.
Two miles out to the red 5, two miles back.
Yep, in the rain.
Because it’s the Pacific Northwest, and if you don’t get out and move, you’ll mold.
The bigger picture
The bigger picture
It was a gray and drizzly day...
It was a gray and drizzly day…
Oregon's longest operating store is closed for the season, which we knew before we headed out, but wanted to see it anyway.
Oregon’s oldest continuously operating store, established in 1863, is closed for the season. We knew that before we headed out, but wanted to see it anyway. Worth the walk to peer inside the wavy glass and see the old tables, chairs and countertops inside.
"But Emily," you inquire. "We know you hate mud. Why did you go hiking four miles on a rainy day, idiot?"
“But Emily,” you inquire. “We know you hate mud. Why did you go hiking four miles on a rainy day, idiot?”
Paved trails, bitches! I win.
Paved trails, bitches!
I win.

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