Nine cars navigated Hwy 30’s Rowena Loops westward on their way to Hood River. The group then traveled south on Hwy 281 to Parkdale. Absent from the group photo is Steve & Melody Hudson and Melody’s daughter Jaime…where were you? After lunch at Parkdale we returned back on the road to Hwy 35, then eastward on the forest service roads and into Dufur. It was still hazy in the gorge due to the last two weeks of NO winds but the trees in the gorge and along our route were in their glorious golden colors. Neither wind nor rain had dropped many leaves. A great nature tour of the beautiful autumn colors was enjoyed by all. This will become an annual October event.