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Sep 12, 2015 - A drive up the Columbia River

Today we left Oregon City via I-205 north up to I-84 east all the way to Biggs. We crossed the Columbia River on U.S. 97 and quickly set up for the rest of the day and evening at the Peach Beach RV park. A short time later Bev's brother Jim and wife Dot came by to spend the evening visiting with us from their home in nearby The Dalles. I think we all had a great time catching up and talking about the "old days".

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Dream On

Jul 10, 2015 - Vancouver

Le début de notre aventure dans l`ouest Canadien a comme point de départ la ville de Vancouver. Nous profitons pour découvrir cette ville au décor magnifique composé de mer et de montagnes ainsi qu`un climat très clément. (moyennes de 3°c en janvier et 17°c en juillet) Nous parcourons la ville en autobus et à pied pour en voir le plus possible étant donné que nous ne consacrons qu`une journée à la visite de cette grande ville. Nous passons par le Chinatown et le Stanley Park (qui tient son nom du même personnage qui a donné son nom à la...

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Jul 8, 2015 - Camping état Washington

Après deux mois aux États-Unis, nous voici dans l`état de Washington, dernier petit bout de chemin avant de revenir au pays. Comme on dit; le mal du pays commence à nous rattraper. Nous décidons donc de seulement profiter de nos arrêt dans les campings de cette état avant d`arriver en Colombie-Britannique. Nous avions prévu de visiter le Mont Rainier National Park, mais en lissant sur ce parc nous avons changé d`idée. Faire plusieurs kilomètres de plus pour se rendre à 5500 pieds d`altitudes pour voir des sommets enneigés avec des nuits...

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Oct 12, 2013 - An overnighter up the Columbia River to test the systems

This entry is being written almost 3 weeks after the event. This afternoon after catching up on rest from the move, were anxious to get our new motorhome out on the road for a real test drive and to also test the systems in a boondocking atmosphere (no hookups). We met Gail (Bev's niece) and her husband Bob with their 5th wheel and Jerry (Bev's nephew) and his wife Barb in their 5th wheel up the Columbia River, just west of The John Day Dam. It was a beautiful fall day with no wind, which is a rarity for the Columbia River Gorge. We all...

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Dream On

Jul 12, 2013 - Maryhill, Washington

We departed Bend at 11:15 am on July 9th, stopped at Wal-Mart to pick up some prescriptions for Brian, and arrived at Maryhill State Park at 2:30 pm. The route on US 97 traverses high desert plateau with ranches and some dry land wheat fields near the Columbia River. We crossed the Columbia from Biggs, Oregon on the Sam Hill Memorial Bridge to Maryhill, Washington. Sam Hill was a wealthy advocate of better roads with a list of major contributions in the early 1900s. Maryhill State Park is located along the north bank of the Columbia. With...

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Jul 11, 2012 - Along the Columbia

We traveled along WA Hwy 14 on the edge of the river gorge to Maryhill, WA. This is a very scenic area of the river and the amazing geology that was created by the river, and before that the glacial carvings through the basalt from ancient lava flows. Our GPS kept wanting us to go across the river at other bridges, and when there wasn't another bridge near Maryhill, it wanted us to go inland for a while and come back to the river. We were getting worried. I think it was the tunnels because each one was getting lower than the previous one....

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Oct 2, 2011 - Day #25, 10-2-11

Day #25, 10-2-11 You’re about to ask “where in Sam Hill did they go today”? Well I’m about to tell you. We headed back down the Gorge East about 10 miles past the Dalles. This time the trip was faster as we stuck to I-84 rather than taking all the “scenic back roads” as we did in the Motor home a few days ago. We got to see several views along the river we had not seen before. Today’s round trip was about 220 miles, round trip. We drove about 10 miles past the Dalles to where I-84 East Met I-97 North and we took the Bridge north across the...

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Jun 27, 2010 - Link to Pictures

I have gone back and uploaded photos for every day. So if you want to all of the pictures from any previous day, go back to that day and scroll down to the end of the page, you will see the link there. Just copy and paste it into your browser and enjoy. From here on out, I will be posting the days pictures along with the days travel adventures.

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Jun 26, 2010 - Maryhill, WA

We left Stayton and headed north today. We stopped in Portland, OR to visit with John and Bobbie Feraud. We had a wonderful lunch and a great time visiting with friends we don't get to see enough of. We traveled east from there along the Columbia River on the Oregon side. It was a beautiful drive, very scenic. We stopped in several places to enjoy the scenery. We landed in Maryhill, WA, just across the the Colombia River at the Peach Beach campgrounds on the river. What a beautiful campgrounds. Thanks to the generosity of friends and...

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Oct 18, 2009 - Stonehenge

Since we had visited the Druids' Stonehenge in England during earlier travels, we were excited to find out about a replica of it in Washington. Sam Hill, a dreamer and entrepreneur who founded the Maryhill community along the shores of the Columbia in the early 1900s, recreated an almost identical copy of Stonehenge on the bluffs over the Columbia River. It is located on near the town of Wishram in Washington off of Highway 97. It was dedicated in 1918 but not completed until 1930. Hill died shortly after that and is buried on a hillside...

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Our 2009 Travels

Sep 10, 2008 - Maryhill, WA

We drove from BattleGround to Maryhill, WA today through the beautiful Columbia River Gorge area. This was our first time pulling the trailer and - needless to say - we still had it attached to us as we arrived in Maryhill. That was a good sign. On the way, we had a great visit to Bonneville Dam on the Columbia, and also a public observatory in Goldendale, WA. The kids loved both of these visits and learned a lot about generating electricity and astronomy. John writes... I made electricity yesterday! I spun green copper wire in a magnetic...

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Aug 8, 2008 - Columbia Gorge area in Oregon & Washington

We had a wonderful stay at Maryhill State Park - an oasis - we want to bring our tour here because it was so wonderful. Waterfalls abound on the gorge. The town of Hood River, OR was great - Blaze and I walked Oak Street the town main street and noticed they have great dog water dishes thoughout the main street.

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