Rain, hail, sunshine–common Spring elements in Pacific NW weather–accompanied my husband and I as we travelled to the WA side of the Columbia River last weekend. Our destination–Maryhill Winery (Goldendale, WA about 2 hours to the east of Portland) to participate in their Spring Release party. The musicians, guests, the most accommodating staff and the wine, of course, made the venture a great experience. By the way, Maryhill Winery, if you are not familiar, has a rather new impressive amphitheater and is setting its summer concert program. We were told Jackson Browne will be coming. You may want to watch for the additional summer musical artists at www.maryhillwinery.com.