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Jul 16, 2015 - Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge is a canyon of the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest. Up to 4,000 feet deep, the canyon stretches for over 80 miles as the river winds westward through the Cascade Range forming the boundary between the State of Washington to the north and Oregon to the south. The Columbia River, Klamath River in Northern California, and Fraser River in Southern British Columbia are the only three rivers connecting the east-side watersheds of the Cascade Mountain Range to the Pacific Ocean. The gorge holds federally protected...

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2015 RV Adventure

Jun 2, 2014 - Troutdale, Oregon

An ideal RV park for us has a wide (20') and long (100') RV pad, 20 feet of grass between. The Columbia Sun RV Park in Kennewick, WA was fantastic, large swaths of green lawn between sites, huge RV pads (20' wide, 100' long). After spending 2 nights in Kennewick we decided it's an overnight only stop. Not a lot to do in the surrounding area. Sandy River RV Park in Troutdale, OR is one of our favorite destinations. The RV Park is along Sandy River and Beaver Creek; and only a short walk to Historic Downtown Troutdale. The RV Park is older,...

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Feb 18, 2013 - On the Sandy River

After the exhausting move out of our house just a few weeks earlier, we once again moved - from the Fun Finder into the Montana. It too was an exhausting job.....mostly because they wanted us to accomplish the task quickly, and they had not parked the two trailer door to door facing each other. So it was a matter of hand carrying everything (no packed boxes) down the steps out of the Fun Finder, around the back of the long Montana, back up the steps and into the new rig. It took about 2 hours - which seems reeally fast. Well, it was really...

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Rambling Rodericks

Aug 2, 2012 - Oregon- Maine or Bust

Dear Family & Friends: How are you all? We are in Oregon a small town called Troutdale- the gateway to the Columbia Gorge. We spent the last 3 days in Washington visiting Mt ST Helen and Rainier Mt (elev 14410'). Washington is alot like Maine- farmland, streams, and lakes. This weekend is Seattle' seaFair- blue angels, a wild woolly place!!!! It is very hot here- 100 degrees yesterday- breaking all kinds of records. The corn is only about 1' high here. Our last week of our journey wasn't bad- alot of travelling on "roads" that by any other...

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May 27, 2012 - Multnomah Falls

We moved closer to Portland for a few days, in order to sight see and to spend time with family. After a nice family dinner in Lake Oswego, we spent a day with our sister-in-law, Jean, and niece, Alison, on the historic Columbia Gorge Highway. A major highlight of this road is Vista House, an art deco structure built 100 years ago. Another highlight is beautiful Multnomah Falls, the second highest/longest water fall in the country. It's quite impressive, as are the neighboring 11 waterfalls along the route. We had a great buffet...

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Oct 5, 2011 - Day #28, 10-5-11

10-5-11 Portland is a very nice town. A hub from which to make daily ventures into the surrounding country side. But all good things come to an end, we have not had a day’s break in the rain and my motor home is starting to get pretty crappy looking from the road grime. I opened the door to check the propane level and.....my GOD, the compartment (directly behind the front tire) was filthy with mud and debris. Enough is enough! I need some sunshine so I can wash my baby! Tomorrow morning we head north. We are going to change the route...

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Sep 27, 2011 - Day #19, 9-27-11

Day #19, 9-27-11 There was a very angry little cloud over Corbett Oregon last night and it rained relentlessly all night. Actually pretty cool to listen to in bed! We got a very early start (for us) today. We hit the road at 9:30am. We had a lot of driving and site seeing to fit in today. Rather than taking HYW I-84 east all the way to The Dalles, we took the scenic routes. We took Scenic Highway 30 for a good part of the drive. The first place we came to on the back road was Wahkeena Falls followed by the Famous Multnomah Falls. It is a...

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Sep 8, 2011 - Troutdale, OR

Had a nice visit with Betty's niece Stephanie and her family: husband Chris, children McKenzie, Madison, Travis and Tanner. Also shown in the family photo is the family nanny, Mandy, and her son Spencer. Stephanie and Chris own an automatic transmission repair shop in Sandy, OR. We spent a day at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and it was exciting. We think Stephanie's family should produce a reality show!

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Sep 12, 2010 - Troutdale, OR

Saturday and Sunday, September 11-12 Sandy Riverfront RV Resort, Troutdale, OR Saturday morning Scott had the spring assembly for his truck bed cover replaced and I visited Troutdale’s stores. In the afternoon we drove to Portland so Little Bear could interact freely with those of her species at Normandale’s fenced dog park. What a glorious park! The dogs used the scattered logs to play hide and seek, race around, jump over or walk across. Little Bear found a spotted 8 month old playmate and they raced around so fast the bark under their...

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Sep 9, 2010 - Troutdale - Columbia River Gorge

Thursday and Friday, September 9-10 Sandy Riverfront RV Resort, Troutdale, OR It was cool and overcast Thursday morning when we left Roseburg heading north to Troutdale. Halfway through our transit we stopped at a rest area and I was walking Little Bear when I saw another Schipperke bounding toward us! Bear and the little brown/black male looked so cute playing together; I went to get Scott so he could see the little Schip (only the 2nd of Bear’s breed we’ve met since Nov 09!) We finished setting up in Troutdale about 2 PM; it seemed late...

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Sep 10, 2009 - Shopping, Cleaning and helping neighbors

Tina shopped at a nearby outlet mall while Rick washed the RV this morning. Rv’ers tend to stick together and Rick noticed the bumper sticker on the truck across from us needed to be updated so he used a blue post-it note to help his neighbor. (see pic) In the afternoon, Tina cleaned the inside of the RV and Rick was supposed to relax but ended up helping our neighbor troubleshoot a major electrical problem they are having. Today Rick walked 7 miles roundtrip to Walmart (while Tina was shopping) to get her birthday present. He gave it to...

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Northwest 2009

Sep 5, 2009 - Drive to Troutdale, OR (outside Portland)

Drove the RV to Troutdale, OR - one of the eastern suburbs of Portland. We explored town a bit today - it is one of those cute towns with a few art stores, a few very cute restaurants, etc. Tonight, in honor of seeing Mt St Helens the last couple of days we watched Dante’s Peak - 1997 movie about a volcano blowing near a mountain town. It was more interesting than it would normally be because we understood more of what the technicians were saying thanks to all we recently learned about volcanos.

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Northwest 2009

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