The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Monday, July 26, 2004
I'm Back
Last week I was behaving as a . . . well, tourist.

My sister came out for a visit. We went to the Columbia River Gorge where we hiked Oneonta Gorge and Beacon Rock. Then on the hottest day of year we went to Astoria to Fort Clatsop and Fort Stevens State Park. It was the warmest day at the ocean I have ever seen in Oregon - 85F!. Saturday Newberg had a parade and fireworks.

Fireworks are surely one of the most delightful cultural developments.