then yes, we did in fact need to get the hell out of Dodge today. Barry and I have been feeling quite antsy with the all the greyness and rain that Portland's been dealt recently. So we hopped in the car with Kato and drove out to the Catherine Creek Trail, a spot in the Columbia River Gorge that is often dry when Portland is not. Yay, absence of rain! A nice little walk with the dog, a fantastic lunch with great beer at Everybody's Brewing in White Salmon, a stop in Hood River on the way home, and now we're good. At least the boys are. They've both been sacked out for a couple hours now.