July 20, 2017
Today was a driving day, but as we drove to Eugene, Oregon one of the attractions near our route was Mount Hood.
It is an 11,250 foot (3,429 meters) active volcano in the Cascade range and its last eruption was in 1907. Unfortunately, the today was overcast and rainy but Pius quite often thinks “outside the box” so that he still managed to get a beautiful “photograph” of it.
He took a photograph of a painting with his phone camera. It was hanging on the wall outside of the men’s restroom at the “Original Breakfast Café” in Albany, Oregon where we had breakfast. In this one, Mount Hood is only a few inches tall and is not an active volcano.
We dropped off the rental car at the Seattle airport and it wasn’t easy to find a cab, but eventually we were successful. We are staying at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront hotel until we depart for home on Sunday, and it is really a nice place. Only one comment was made today about Pius’ service in the Navy and it was from a waiter at the restaurant at our hotel. He never really caught on to the story, but Pius and I enjoyed the moment.