7-14-17  My family is headed into Ross Lake in the North Cascades next week.  We stay in a cabin which floats on the water and go fishing in this spiffy blue and white wooden boats. There is no road to the resort — you have to take two boats and a truck to get there. It is an analogous place to Dharma Bums and Cascadia.  Perhaps I will have time to paint a couple of pigeons !  : )