Tag: Columbia River

Wenatchee Street Art

Last month we visited one of our favorite towns in Washington – Wenatchee, on the east side of the mountains where the sky is always blue and a river runs through it, the mighty Columbia. We stayed in a new hotel on the banks… Continue Reading “Wenatchee Street Art”

Can’t Get Enough of the Waterfalls on the Historic Columbia River Highway

We are nothing if not consistent. One year ago we visited the Columbia Gorge to celebrate my husband’s birthday – we just returned from the same place yesterday. And why not? The Gorge is a fantastic place to visit anytime of year, and it’s… Continue Reading “Can’t Get Enough of the Waterfalls on the Historic Columbia River Highway”

Rolling on a River

All of our road trips to Oregon start and end with the Columbia River since it forms the southern border of Washington State. And so it was this week – we managed to get a few days away to Oregon. We spent our first… Continue Reading “Rolling on a River”

Bicycling Along the Mighty Columbia!

Looking for someplace special to ride your bike? We were too! And we found it along the mighty Columbia River on the Apple Capital Loop Trail! Yes it did require a quick jaunt over the mountains and an overnight stay in Wenatchee – but… Continue Reading “Bicycling Along the Mighty Columbia!”

Exploring Fort Stevens

For our one and only camping trip this year, Fort Stevens State Park had everything, including 3,700 acres of wetland, forest and dunes, and even a shipwreck! The campground is one of the largest in the Western United States with over 9 miles of… Continue Reading “Exploring Fort Stevens”

From O the Joy! to Dismal Nitch

Dismal Nitch –  could any place name be more apropos? After a long and arduous journey across the North American continent,  Lewis and Clark were finally nearing their destination, the Pacific Ocean.  They had left St. Louis on May 14, 1804,  and on November… Continue Reading “From O the Joy! to Dismal Nitch”

A Trip Through Grand Coulee Country

You’ve no doubt heard of the Dam – the largest hydropower producer in the United States and one of the largest concrete structures in the world. But there’s more to Grand Coulee than the Dam. “Appropriate as the word grand is for the dam,… Continue Reading “A Trip Through Grand Coulee Country”

Columbia River and Ginkgo Petrified Forest

Starting from the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, the Columbia River winds through my home state of Washington before flowing into the Pacific Ocean. I like to sing Woody Guthrie’s song whenever I cross the River. “Green Douglas firs where the waters cut through… Continue Reading “Columbia River and Ginkgo Petrified Forest”

Road Trip to the Columbia River Gorge

We were promised two days of sunshine earlier this week, and so to celebrate we drove south for a night at the Columbia River Gorge. Our plan was to take in the waterfalls on the Oregon side; then spend the night at Skamania Lodge… Continue Reading “Road Trip to the Columbia River Gorge”

Morning Traffic

On the Columbia River in Astoria. Susanne

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