Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I'm fascinated with the tourists at Multnomah Falls

Camo
I can't believe I went to Multnomah Falls in August on a weekend. Tourist mecca for the state of Oregon. If we had taken I-84 we would have been stuck in the back up on the off ramp of people waiting to park in the parking lot. Good thing we took the scenic route along the Historic Columbia River Highway, stopping to see and walk in to all of the beautiful falls along the way. How can you not take a first-time visitor to Oregon to Multnomah Falls? It's really not possible. And the only day we could it was Sunday.

So there we were among the throngs of people. I think I could have sat on that bench for hours just watching the tourists, wondering where these people come from. Families, couples, teens, old folks. You name it. They all throng to Multnomah Falls. To hike to the top. To stand on the bench at the base and have their friends take pictures of them with their mouths open, so that when they look at the picture, it looks like Multnomah Falls is emptying into their mouth. (You know, kind of like this.)

And then I saw the FUG. The family that dresses alike in camouflage. Pants, shorts, hat. Cami. You got it. I just wish I had been faster with my camera and snapped a pic of the huge man with a tank top that said Pitbull. Enjoy.

19 comments:

Tom said...

With all that camo on, how could you see them?

The Recovering Straight Girl said...

Does that child have two belly buttons?

Rozanne said...

I was just going to ask the same question as Recovering Straight Girl. Just what kind of alien entity is he?

We once saw some men from Kyrgyzstan at Multnomah Falls. They were wearing the most amazing hats. They looked liked extra tall fedoras with tassels hanging off them.

It would be fascinating to interview people at MF. Like wouldn't you have loved to know the story on the CamoFam?

patti_cake said...

I would SO do that pic of the Falls emptying into my mouth. Yeah, i'm a dork like that! :)

little sister said...

LOL @ Tom's comment! and I stared at that shot for a long time trying to figure out if that kid has two navels! WTF?

people watching is too cool sometimes...and with a camera, you get great finds like this one.

Carrie said...

Well, it makes me feel better that I'm not the only one freaked out by that kids two belly buttons. :) Nice FUG!

Corina said...

two belly buttons, i thought he looked like he had been shot.

pack of 2 said...

I love going to the falls...yeah what is up with that kid's belly?

Kami said...

OMG. Poor kid had two cords.

I totally saw a COUPLE dressed alike in South Beach, and I didn't have the damn BAMF.

LeLo in NoPo said...

Okay, now I feel bad about the kid's tummy thing. It's about the clothing, people. The clothing. Camo + camo + more camo. Damn. I'm a bad person.

Cher said...

Heh. I am a big dork, LeLo, but I'd totally dress the whole fam the same way (in one particular color, though - NOT camo).
My reasoning is thus: if, heaven forbid, we get separated while touristing, the kids can remember what we're wearing (since it's the same as their outfit) and we the adults can show the outfit to the authorities at said tourist site.
(Paranoid much? Yeah, I know.)

Zoe said...

The 2 belly buttoned child was the first thing I noticed. I jumped right out at me and I couldn't look away.

The Recovering Straight Girl said...

Cher, I used to do the SAME thing when the kids were littler. For the SAME reason. I thought I was the only crazy paranoid person in the world. Now they wouldn't be caught dead in the same outfit and would probably rather be kidnapped than match their sisters.

superinkygirl said...

The kid is his own undeveloped conjoined twin.

purpletwinkie said...

Multnomah Falls is great! I saw it last March and loved it.

blog Portland said...

My eyes immediately went to the double-barrelled navel as well. Also, did you put a black "anonymous" bar over his eyes, or is that just some futuristice sunglasses? One last thing: if you had two bellybuttons, would you ever take your shirt off?

bemused said...

I love the idea of taking a pic with mouth wide open to "catch" the falls. Gotta do that one next time I take tourists there.

That kid's tum-tum is freaky-weird, as is the camo clothing. However, I think with as gung-ho camo as this family is, she'd also have camo undies, not bright pink ones. Tsk, tsk, tsk. ;-)

rodger said...

I've seen triple nipples but never dual belly buttons. Good thing he's been made anonymous.

stevie.be. said...

the first thing i thought was... what the heck are they wearing??

and then of course i couldnt help but notice thekids two belly buttons