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Travel Journal: The Dalles, Oregon

When I was 12 years old and living in Casablanca, Morocco, I was invited to go to our French neighbors' summer home near Carcasonne, France. Prone to homesickness to begin with, I soon turned to a small, lined notebook* I had brought to make notes about the long drive as a way to keep my mind off my trepidation about leaving home.Thus began a lifelong habit of creating travel journals. Here is my most recent page from a fun weekend exploration of an historic area just a few hours from Seattle:

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Every aspect of this trip was a pleasure. The drive, the historic buildings in The Dalles, the stunning presence of Mt. Hood against the blue sky, and the wealth of cultural significance of the area. I tried to include them all. The page is 6"x10".

*Since I posted this piece on The Dalles, I have written a memoir of the trip I took when I was twelve. To read it, please click here.



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Molly Hashimoto

Great page, and the glowing keystone in the arch is wonderful, with the reds and blues!

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