Tradition

Lo, these many years we’ve been driving up to Timberline Lodge for Mother’s Day. I don’t know why it started, but it probably had something to do with it being the most awesome place in the world. And maybe a little bit because it was used as the exterior in The Shining.

Anyway, today we continued the tradition. Do you know how difficult it is to get one good picture with two kids who are constantly fighting?

Nine. It takes nine tries.

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The best part of the whole day, besides the omelette at Government Camp, was when Dr. Rossman said he’d watch our inappropriately attired children pummel each other with snowballs while I hiked around the lodge and snapped photos.

I never get tired of that place.

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We did have one small disagreement. Timberline Lodge was created as a WPA project in the 1930s. As such, it is loaded with hand-carved artistry including these busts. My husband says this one is a polar bear and I think it is a hoary marmot. These are the kinds of things we argue about. Tell me I’m right.

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UPDATED: I found this great photo set of the lodge and its interior if you want to see why I think its so amazing and pretty much want to live there.

One Response to “Tradition”

  1. Carrie Says:

    I think it’s a bear. The WPA workers were not necessarily artists so their work was a bi clunky but still wonderful.

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