Imagine skiing on a mountain then making snow angels and diving into a warm pool as snow falls from the night sky. The Timberline Lodge, built in 1937 on Mount Hood in Oregon, is such a winter wonderland. With its roaring three story fireplace and rustic stone and timber walls that hold back a mountain of snow, it’s perhaps the coziest place in the Universe.
Those who have seen the horror movie the “Shining” (1980) with Jack Nicholson may recognize the Timberline Lodge, which was used for some of the exterior scenes in this movie. To avoid going mad like Jack in the movie and typing – “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy . . Â .” I decided to leave my computer behind.
Much better to leave the dulling effects of work behind and dive into the snow, water and life with my nephew Kit and my two nieces Brenna and Tressa.
Happy Holidays from the top of Mount Hood.
Pat, Kit, Brenna and Tressa