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Jun 11, 2017 - Heading East, Sort Of

We've reached the westward end of our trip and on Sunday, we began to head east as we left the Oregon coast and began the long route back to Delaware. We've got plenty more stops and diversions on the itinerary before we get home in September though. Our route today took us north and east to the Columbia River Gorge area where we'll be staying for a couple of days. We had planned to go to Crater Lake so we could drive around the rim road that we missed the last time, but the roads are still closed due to snow cover and likely won't be open...

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Aug 2, 2016 - Cascade Locks, Oregon - The Columbia River

Cascade Locks, Oregon Columbia River When we left Spokane, Washington this morning, we expected that part of our trip would be a nice leisurely ride along the banks of the Columbia River to Cascade Locks, Oregon. We got onto I-84 which runs along the Columbia at about 150 miles east of Portland, Oregon. What we did not know was that this section of the river is known as the Windsurfing Capital of the World. As Gomer would have said: “Surprise!, Surprise!”. We hit it on an exceptionally windy day which had our motorhome being pushed around...

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May 27, 2015 - Up and Down River

We had breakfast and set off for the waterfront at Cascade Locks planning to take a two hour sail on a sternwheeler, "The Columbia Gorge" at 11 am. We discovered that the early sailings had been cancelled and the only one was at 1:30 p.m. We bought tickets for that and went exploring the town. Christine wanted a photo of the sign at the entrance. There were two one above the other. She reckons the top one must have been the one for the pioneers when they were passing through! We went down to the Locks. The town is named for the Cascades, a...

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May 26, 2015 - The Historic Highway through the Columbia Gorge

We had breakfast and prepared a picnic lunch then set off to find the old historic road along the Columbia River. This road was built 90 to 100 years ago to attract the new fangled motor car with tourists to the area. It was successful,, and going by the crowds we encountered today, it still works. A Tuesday in late May. Midweek. Not high season. Almost every place we stopped we had to hunt for a parking spot and negotiate crowds to get views of the waterfalls and the gorge. We had been here twice before, both in the 1980s and the crowds...

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May 25, 2015 - Mt Hood and Cascade Locks

We got packed up after breakfast this morning, which was quite easy as the truck was not unhitched last night and with only being there for one night, we had not hooked up the sewer. We were on our way in a little cloud, but there was blue sky ahead. We stopped for diesel at the end of the rod and again encountered a recurring problem in the USA. When you use your credit card at the pump, they want you to enter a 5 digit zip code, which, of course, we do not have. You then have to go inside and make an arrangement with the cashier....

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Sep 5, 2014 - Scenic drive through Oregon

From Cascade Locks KOA Oregon We got an early start today because I wanted to get to our campsite and have time to explore. It was another day of beautiful scenery. Not only does the interstate follow the Columbia River, so do the trains. You will notice many, many pictures of trains and they are all different trains. Every few minutes there was another one but sometimes I couldn’t get a good shot. When we went through here last year it was pouring rain so it was nice to have such a beautiful day. It made the water a pretty blue and the...

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Jun 13, 2014 - Day 11 Cascade Locks

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Aug 9, 2013 - Bonneville Dam - Day 70

August 9, 2013...Bonneville Lock and Dam. From I-84 east, which borders the Columbia River, we turned off to see the Bonneville Lock and Dam. What a view of the river as it flows over the dam. There must be a lot of power generated here. The visitor center had interesting historical displays about the building of the dam and power center. We took the elevator up to the 5th floor which is actually the roof. From there we had a great view of the river, the dam, an osprey nest, and surrounding area. Then we rode the elevator down to 1st floor...

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North to Alaska 2013

Aug 9, 2013 - Bonneville Fish Hatchery - Day 70

August 9, 2013...Fish hatchery. In the same Corps of Engineers area as the Bonneville Dam, there is the Bonneville Fish Hatchery. We had never seen a fish hatchery, so we decided to visit. The area is beautifully landscaped and the historic area is well maintained. There were millions and millions of young fish, mostly rainbow trout. There were no salmon here today. We toured the historic egg incubation building where there could be 15 million eggs in the incubation room! The eggs develop into small fry and are later placed in the outdoor...

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North to Alaska 2013

May 30, 2013 - Stay over in Cascade Locks

Buddy made breakfast then we headed to see some waterfalls, well of course it was raining at the main one we wanted to see so we decided to go on into town, I was looking for a place called Carver Café which was used in the first Twilight movie, found it took pictures and moved on, we weren’t hungry since we had late breakfast so we didn’t eat there, found an Applebees and had lunch later then went across the street to K Mart, when we were walking out of K Mart and elderly woman said to us “I know you” we said no mam I don’t think so we are...

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May 29, 2013 - Travel Day

Was raining when we woke up so we just slept in a little more than usual, got on the road around 9:25 and it was cloudy 59 degrees. We are still driving up I-84 and we rode along the Columbia River most of the day, views were very pretty, we had not had breakfast so ended up stopping for lunch at McDonalds in Wasco, Oregon, I wanted a salad but I guess these people don’t eat healthy, oh and also they don’t like decafe coffee, it’s hard to find at gas stations. We stopped in Hood River, Oregon for a Wal Mart stop, and ended up at Cascade...

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Apr 17, 2013 - Another Repair

Hello again .... This has been a trying trip since we left Texas ... As of today we have traveled just over 3000 miles, 5000 KM ... Today we are unhooked and sitting in a KOA campground in Cascade Locks, Oregon .... About 40 miles east of Portland on Interstate 84 ... I have had some trouble climbing the long high hills through the mountains here in the west, (the truck is laboring quite a bit), so today i am getting the fuel filter changed ... Hope this will solve the climbing problem ... Other than that, we are fine and trying to be...

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