Last year, you read about my trip to Mt Rainier and then my trip with Colby around the Olympic Peninsula, Whidbey and Orcas Islands, Mt. Baker, and North Cascades National Park. This was part of my farewell to the Pacific Northwest. My final farewell then was to the Columbia River Gorge, where I had my Holy Week retreat a decade ago. As before, I explored some of the more secluded waterfalls to be in silence and commune with nature and the divine. And as before, I concluded with Easter mass at the Grotto, the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother in Portland, Oregon, followed by dinner at a restaurant. Here is a link to The Grotto:

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