Marti and four girlfriends utilized our house as a ladies getaway, so we naturally had to get out of town for Presidents Day weekend. We made a quick trip to Bend, stopping in Portland the first night, walking through downtown and finding not only one but two Voodoo Donut lines. The next day it was on to Oregon's winter vacation Mecca. Though winter recreation seemed to be on the tourist's minds, the weather was quite spring like. We spent quite a bit of time walking, shopping and dining in the downtown area. While our drive to Bend took us past Mt. Hood and some winter driving conditions, our trip home found us heading north to the Columbia River and enjoying the scenery. We even had time to explore Trout Lake (Steph's US home town) and then some dinner in Hood River.