Columbia River Gorge

Just a bit south of I-84, east of Portland, OR is a stretch of old US Rote 30 that has an incredible selection of waterfalls. We spent the better part of last week “camping” at the KOA in Cascade Falls and had ample opportunity to drive this beautiful stretch of roadway. Within earshot of the Interstate, but far less busy. I was told at one little shop that this particular stretch of highway has the highest concentration of waterfalls in the world. Have to fact chech that one, but it would not surprise me.

We stopped at several falls, including Bridal Veil (about a half mile, easy hike from the parking lot), Multnomah, and Horsetail. Although we were only there a few days it was long enough for Sandy to say that we have to come back!

On Thusday we took a ride on the Hood River Railroad lunch train. We left Hood River and took a slow ride up the Hood River Gorge an a standard gauge train. Besides the tourist trade the line serves many of the local farmers and orchards, either delivering supplies to, or bringing their crops to market. The train was a fun experience for us all, but Lexi and Lcas really had a great time. A snap of Lucas on the train is attached just for fun.

This little mini vacation was a test run for our new trailer. We traded our 1995 Fleetwood Class C RV in on a 2009 Salem 28 foot bunkhouse travel trailer. It is going to fit our needs much better now that we have the scrubs with us.

The week was a bit stressful, but overall pretty fun. I’ll post some photos later.


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