Thursday, June 3, 2010

T is for Timberline Lodge


(this pic from the web)

T is for Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood, Oregon.  The massive mountain lodge was a WPA project, built in a mere 15 months during 1936 and 1937.    
  
 Entrance to the Lodge.

 (Family photos may not be borrowed or pinned.)
My two youngsters.

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Mr. Garden.

The lodge is  only 3.6 miles from the summit of Mt. Hood.
(But it takes hours for a seasoned climber to climb up and back.)

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My parents and Mr. Garden visiting by the fireplace.

(this pic from the web)

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Our family celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary at this landmark lodge.  

(this pic from the web)
Handcrafted works of art are found around every corner.



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All the kids.


Timberline Lodge is an amazing place.  Have you visited?

(Most of these pictures are my own, but two were taken by the family photographer , 
and three were borrowed from the Lodge web-site.)


I'm joining Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday.   And The Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday.  I hope you will have time to pop over and visit some of the other posts.



48 comments:

  1. OO I like to be first its the only time I get to be first is on here LOL I love your post I would so like to visit My family live in Spokane so who knows

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  2. I would love to go and stay there. It looks like so much fun.

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  3. That looks a Terrific place to stay and what a great family you have too.

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  4. Hey Gayle, what an amazing place and no doubt you have some wonderful memories from staying there. Lovely carved features and decor.
    Great photos in your previous post, your garden is certainly putting on a lovely Spring/Summer display.
    How is the crocheting going? I hope you continued on with it, you will eventually get the hang of it.
    Claire X

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  5. Oh my gosh...what an awesome looking lodge...and the view!!!!!!
    wow. looks like it was a fabulous place to celebrate that big event with your parents. many special moments filed away, and memories made there I am sure... thanks for sharing all the beautiful places with us on your blog...

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  6. I love buildings with lots of wood, whether in the structure or the decor. This one is beautiful! And what a view..!

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  7. What an amazing place and wonderful pictures of a special time. The WPA built a similar Lodge at Fort Davis, Texas. It's a great place to visit in the Davis Mountains. When it's too hot to stand down here in Desert West Texas, we love to go to the mountains where it is cool and like stepping back in time...with AC. Thanks for sharing this post and Timerline Lodge. I'd love to visit there...maybe one day!

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  8. Beautiful pictures!
    I've never been there although it's on my list of "Places to Go Before I'm 60"!! {I guess I have eight years to plan it.}
    My sons have been to Mt. Hood...they obviously forgot to bring me with!

    M.E.

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  9. What a beautiful place. I never knew this existed. Looks to be up there with the Old Faithful lodge at Yellowstone. Happy VTT>

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  10. What a fabulous lodge!! And to think that all of that fine craftsmanship was completed in only 15 months!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful "vintage thingie" and for the lovely pics of your family too!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  11. No I have never been there but I will have to plan that next trip to Oregon! Cute family photos! Hugs, Diane

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  12. Oooo,the lodge is gorgeous. I would love to visit there someday.
    Happy VTT..have a lovely weekend.

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  13. I haven't been there, but I would love to go. It looks wonderful. Scenery isn't too shabby, either.

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  14. It's nice to have a nice place to go that you know well and love so much! I've never been to Timerline Lodge..and probably never will go!'

    actually I'm more of a homebody!
    hehe


    have a great and creative day!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  15. Oh what a gorgeous lodge! I've never been to Oregon, this definitely makes me want to visit, thanks for sharing and Happy VTT!

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  16. this looks like a gorgeous place to stay!

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  17. What a beautiful place!
    :)
    Blessings,
    Catherine

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  18. I was there last week! I took a little road trip to Oregon & Washington...

    Absolutely beautiful place..

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  19. Beautiful place. I love all the wood. Glad you and your family had quite the stay.
    God bless.
    Bren

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  20. I've never heard of it but what a wonderful, beautiful place to celebrate your parents anniversary. Great T post.

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  21. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing, Gayle!

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  22. cool place to be,
    inviting t post!

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  23. Oh your post brought back so many memories. Your pictures are lovely! That lodge is so just so unusual!

    I think there may be a road trip in my future heading up that way again!

    Thanks for such a terrific stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "T"!

    A+

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  24. There's so much of this part of the continent that I haven't explored, and Oregon is high on the list - apart from the coast. I'll have to google this beautiful place.

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  25. What a lovely family and a delightful lodge. The timber ceilings really attract me.

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  26. What a remarkable place. I liked the owl post.

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  27. what a gorgeous place...i can't believe i have never visited! i must make it a stop on our next pacific northwest road trip.

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  28. What a beautiful lodge Timberline Lodge is! It looks like a wonderful place to have a 50 th wedding anniversary party --congratulations to your parents! I'd love to visit it one day. I have yet to visit Oregon or Washington state ..but hopefully one day I will!

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  29. Hi, thanks for your comment on my trees. I had so many visitors this week because teacher put me at the front of the class!

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  30. This lodge is amazing ..and the view is spectacular! Looks like somewhere hubby and I would love to visit.
    xo, Sherry

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  31. I've never been able to visit Oregon, looks like beautiful country. The lodge looks phenomenol, what a wonderful place to celebrate. Thank you for your visit yesterday.

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  32. A travel post...what fun! This lodge looks way cool and the kind of place I would love to see...Thank you...peace and blessings

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  33. Wow! What a great place for a get-together! It is so beautiful and the scenery is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. WOW...what a place to celebrate! I've seen that place on Travel channel specials list of great places to visit. It looks like a definite destination stop on a Bucket listing.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  35. what a gorgeous hotel, i love the granduer of the past, you must have had a wonderful stay there.

    you stopped by food for thought, i sure hope you will join in and share what you are reading, every other saturday, its a fun, quirky way to review books! if you love to cook, read and take pics you will love it, hope to SEE what you are reading soon~

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  36. What a wonderful place! I've never been to any of those old lodge/hotels, but sure would like to some day!

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  37. What a great place to visit. I love mountains and would thoroughly enjoy myself there.

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  38. What a great place to have everyone gather! My own parents are long gone but this gives me some ideas for celebrating our 25th anniversary, too.

    You look GREAT in that purple color...one of my favorites. :-)

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  39. I hope you do visit us one day.

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  40. What a lovely place & lovely family! I'm dying to go to Oregon -- especially now that our weather is already soooooo hot here.

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  41. So lovely...thank you for sharing...I am putting this amazing place on my must see list. Hugs to you!

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  42. What a beautiful place and a special place for special occasions.

    You're one of four girls, huh? I'm the eldest of five.

    Thanks for visiting my cottage. I hope you will visit again and join in on all the fun at my three linky parties:

    Ask the Yankee
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/ask-yankee-1-answers-to-your-diy.html

    TIPS & TRICKS TUESDAY
    opening up again tonight
    &
    TIME TRAVEL THURSDAY,
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/06/time-travel-thursday-1-back-to-future.html

    Hope to see ya there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  43. Timberline Lodge is so beautiful! We use to take our children there for Christmas eve, it was magical.

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  44. Oregon has so many wonderful sites to see but every visitor should make time to see Timberline and the mountain. Beautiful photos and a great place to celebrate a special occasion.

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  45. I have never been, but it looks beautiful. That will have to be a place I go and visit.

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  46. Oh I'm sorry I'm late on this post, but I just wanted to say how in love I am with Oregon and Washington and how much I loved seeing your post. I've never been to that lodge, but it looks absolutely relaxing and beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
    Becca

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies