We left the KOA and traveled along I84 until we got to The Dalles, WA where we crossed the Columbia River and entered Washington state again. Our route continued along the river on WA14, the Lewis and Clark Trail. This valley has a ton of vineyard and wineries. The most well know are probably Maryhill and Chateau Set. Michele. We passed by Maryhill Stonehenge, a replica of England's Stonehenge located. It was commissioned in the early twentieth century by businessman Samuel Hill and dedicated on July 4, 1918, as a memorial to those who had died in World War I. The memorial was finally completed in 1929. We didn't stop this time as we visited it in 2014 on the 2014 Great Circle Tour.
WA 14 generally runs high above the Columbia river on ridge line with sweeping views of the river and I84 on the Oregon side. We stopped at one of the roadside overlooks for lunch and some pictures. We had a view of the John Day Dam. It is a concrete gravity run-of-the-river dam spanning the Columbia River. The dam has a navigation lock plus fish ladders on both sides to allow salmon to migrate. The John Day Lock has the highest lift (110 feet) of any U.S. lock. The reservoir impounded by the dam is Lake Umatilla and stretches nearly 75 miles east. You could also see the snow covered peak of Mt. Jefferson, the second highest peak in Oregon. It was named by the Lewis and Clark Expedition to honor the President who commissioned the expedition.
We got onto I82 where the Umatilla Bridge carrying the interstate crosses into Washington. We followed I82 through the Tri-Cities (Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland). We stopped for the night in Connell, WA at the Coyote Run RV Park. Tomorrow takes us back to the Palouse where we spent nearly 3 weeks in early May. Stay tuned.