My View – June/July 2016

Here we go, summer is in full swing. It’s time for camping, fishing, bike riding, kayaking, hiking and all other types of outdoor activities.
 
I was lucky enough to start my summer off at Barton Park in Boring, Oregon where a portion of my family got together to camp, tell tall tales around the campfire and reconnect.
Rambling Wanderer Rosesmall

Rambling Wanderer Rose
 
As if that wasn’t fun enough I recently welcomed a new grandbaby into the family. Summer is definitely off to a great start in my world.
 
There are some great businesses and happenings to read about in this issue of Northeast Oregon Business News. This issue kicks off the beginning of our third year and I cannot tell you how happy I am that I decided to start this venture. I have had the pleasure of meeting so many great people from around Northeast Oregon as well as throughout the Pacific Northwest. I think I am ready to tackle the next three years.
 
Be sure to read all about Cinnamon Cottage which is located in La Grande. One of the owners has been a friend for years and she and her business partner have created a wonderful gift shop.
 
My hometown of Elgin has just had a groundbreaking ceremony for the Elgin Health District Rural Health Clinic. You can read more about it on page 5.
 
Below this letter is a couple photos and and ad for the WAAAM Air and Auto Museum in Hood River. If you are traveling through on I-84 in the future, be sure to stop in and see all they have. It is absolutely one of the greatest museums I have had the pleasure of visiting.
 
Just yesterday I went to the 22nd annual Wildhorse Resort & Casino Pow Wow. It is one of my favorite events to go and take pictures at. It is such a colorful and fun event. Be sure to mark it on your calendar for next year.
 
During my travels this month I also stopped in at Timberlake Campground, which is just a short distance from Hood River on the Washington side of the Columbia River. This is a fabulous campground. If you like lush green brush, walking trails and the sounds of nature, this is the campground for you. Learn more about it on page 12.
 
If you’d rather spend the night with a few more amenities be sure to stop in at the brand new Hampton Inn in Hood River. With views of the Columbia River this will be a great stop along the way when you need a place to stay. Information can be found on page 13.
 
Be sure to follow me on Instagram to keep up on all my latest travel photos. A few from the past few weeks are to the right.
 
Thank you so much for taking the time to pick up Northeast Oregon Business News. Your readership is appreciated, and as always I welcome comments and suggestions.
 
Have a wonderful summer and until next time…..Carpe diem (Seize the Day)

Lori