Not the river itself of course but the town named after the river.
Last month – before the latest round of lockdowns went into effect – we spent the night in Hood River. Getting there was the best part – traveling the Historic Columbia River Highway through the Columbia Gorge.
There are dozens of waterfalls in the area. I already shared them in earlier posts but what’s a few more pictures among friends? My favorites were Latourell, Horsetail and Multnomah Falls – click to enlarge the slide show.
Hood River is a thirty minute drive east of Multnomah Falls. It was our first time staying there and we picked a hotel on the banks of the Columbia. We woke to sunrise over the river and went out for a walk despite the threat of rain. The path along the waterfront was perfect passing by lovely harbors and a small museum.
We took it as far as the the bridge over Hood River – whose waters flow from the nearby mountain into the Columbia – before heading back to the hotel for breakfast.
It was one of the last times we’d be seated in a restaurant, at least this year. I don’t normally take pictures of my breakfast but this was so pretty I did. Can you guess what it is?
Wrong! It’s baked oatmeal. I loved the berries and whipped cream the most – the ‘oatmeal’ not so much. That’s okay. It came with the room and since I rarely eat breakfast I thought I’d try something new. Bob opted for more traditional fare – eggs, potatoes, pancakes.
Next we headed to the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum where we walked through giant warehouses full of of antique airplanes and cars, one of the most extensive collections in the country.
This was of course my husband’s pick though I admit I enjoyed the colors and history of the cars and planes. Scroll through the gallery if you want to enlarge the pictures.
Behind the museum is one of the best views of Mt. Hood I’ve ever seen.
That’s all for now. Hope you enjoyed the tour. 🙂