Not the river itself of course but the town so named. We’d seen signs for the Western Antique Air and Auto Museum on earlier trips to Hood River but this time we decided to stop for a look.
I have to admit it was not at the top of my list of things to do. After all, Mt Hood is less than an hour away, and beautiful orchards dot the way ; there are windsurfers to watch on the river and there’s an historic shopping district just waiting for people like me.
Still, the museum is a hidden jewel and I enjoyed walking in the midst of cars, trucks and planes tucked into every nook and cranny of the two and half acres of buildings.
The automobile collection includes manufacturers still building cars today – Ford and Chevy – and those who were left behind – Locomobile and Stanley and Nash.
I liked those from the fifties and sixties the best with their loud colors and sizes.
My favorite was a 1950 Kaiser, which reminded me of a plump melon.
Bob liked them all and could have used more time – he actually reads the signs – but we’d arrived late in the day and only had an hour to spend.
So I suspect we’ll be back on our next trip to the Columbia River Gorge. At least he will. I’ll probably drop him off and go shopping.
Shared with Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Cars and Trucks.