I’d been a reader of Ashley’s food blog, Not Without Salt, for some time. When she and her family drove down to visit Hood River I sent her an email to see if we could meet up for lunch. We (my husband and our girls) met up with them (Ashley, Gabe, and their three kids) for pizza and beer. That turned into a long afternoon sitting, sipping, and talking. The following day I tagged along with them as they picked apples and took a few photos of them. We’ve all become fast friends, bonding over a shared love of food, beer, and babies.