When you were little, didn't you love to dig in the sand, build and bury things, playing away a summer day at the beach? Here in the Hood River Valley, our beach is on the Columbia River, Hood River's Waterfront Park to be exact, but it's the perfect place to spend a hot day. Today's 100 degree temp (not real common in these parts!) simply called us to the river. This could have been me 30 some odd years ago.