Yes, Mama Squatch can be a next-level handful. Think double-Squatch-fisted handful. Like when she shows up at my sleep site in the forest unannounced. "Sasquatch Junnnnnn-i-orrrrrr! You look tired. Have you been eating enough ferns and nightshades? Do you remember to look both ways before you cross human mountain bike trails? Those bikes now have huge tires for the snowy months.”
But she also birthed me which is no small endeavor. She nurtured me and she sure-as-heck fed me well. She spent entire mornings pulling up wapato tubers in calf-deep sloughs. She’s my mom, and I love her. Especially on Mother’s Day.
So, this year I’m going to treat Mama Squatch to a night at Lodge902 in Hood River. It’s an old house built in 1911 with six bedrooms, but everything you'd want to be new (like the towels, beds and bedding) is brand new. We’ll watch the sunset and sip wine from the rocking chairs on the veranda overlooking the Columbia River. Mama will take a luxurious bath in her jet tub. Yes, I’ll have to dig out all the hair in the drain later when she’s elsewhere, but she’s worth it.
Maybe you want to treat the mama in your life to a night at Lodge 902 on Mother’s Day Weekend. Maybe YOU’RE a mama who wants to get away for a night with a mama friend. You deserve it, mamas!
NOT looking forward to meeting you,
Things to do in Hood River on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13):
Jacob Williams Winery: Moms taste for free all day, 10am - 6pm
The Pines 1852 Vineyard: Roses and Rose Mom’s Day Event $25, 1-3pm, live music 3-5pm
Hood River Soaring Scenic Glider Rides: 10am-4pm
Where to Eat:
Lodge 902 is a bed and breakfast in the Columbia Gorge’s most celebrated town, Hood River, Oregon. With six bedrooms all with adjoining the bathrooms and plenty of comfortable common areas, it’s an ideal house to rent for off-site meetings, family reunions, wedding lodgings, guys’ weekends, women’s getaways and retreats.