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Day 18 - In the Shadow of Mt. Adams

sunny 77 °F

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We drove from Hood River, which is in northern Oregon, to the ceremony, which was held in Trout Lake, Washington. Catherine's cousins Kendra and Kaitlyn came with us.

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From left: Catherine, Kendra, Kaitlyn.

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The seating was on hay bales, and there was an arbor that beautifully framed the mountain. Catherine's cousin Elise rode in on one of her family's horses.

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People milling about after the ceremony and before the reception.

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View of the mountain as the sun began to go down on the summer solstice.

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People with heart-shaped sparklers.

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Catherine with a heart-shaped sparkler.

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Mt. Adams, framed by a burnt-out sparklers.

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The female Hein cousins. From left: Julianna, Joanna, Catherine, Kendra, Kaitlyn, Elise, Jess.

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A picture of us with some of Catherine's cousins. From left: Kendra, Joanna, Kaitlyn, Catherine, Daniel.

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Some pictures of people enjoying the reception.

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The mountain as we were leaving the reception. Daniel was driving back to Hood River. Catherine, Kendra, and Kaitlyn...weren't. As we drove past one farm, they asked Daniel to stop so they could take pictures with the llama. Daniel agreed (after a chant of "turn a-round, turn a-round" from Catherine, Kendra, and Kaitlyn), but requested that everyone stay inside the car. As soon as the car stopped, the doors opened. No one even listened to Daniel's brief "primer on camelid behavior" before approaching the creature. Catherine and Kaitlyn were especially bold in approaching the llama (Kendra turned around and returned to the car with some choice words when the beast rose to its feet.)
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To quote Daniel (and to sum up the night) "what is it about being sober that makes a person not want to harass farm animals?"

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