Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

I find the sporadic white 'beaches' quite interesting along the river. Where...

A few homes scattered on the hills & plenty of drift boats...

Crossing into Washington, small marina...

Plenty of commerce in the area, especially lumber...

The hills look like a big fire waiting to happpen!

A small patch of green in this area...

We used our tow haul most of this trip!

Garfield County Courthouse...

Wind turbines & broken down barns...

Well, not all of them! Love the plow patterns in the rear...

Love the different architecture as we move about the country...

The mighty Columbia River! Or is that the mighty Mississippi??? LOL

Interesting parking sign next to the Handicapped parking spots...A first for us...

Enjoying a late dinner after a full day. Good food here in...


We pulled out of the campground at 10am this morning, quite early for us! If you've followed this blog for very long you know that no matter what time we start breaking down on travel days it invariably winds up being 11am when the tires begin rolling. I don't get it! Maybe it's a subconscious thing??? Anyway, we were feeling quite proud of ourselves for our 'early' start :)

We continued our trek on US Highway 12, retracing a bit of yesterday's route but continuing westbound. It continued to be narrow & windy, following the river for most of our drive. However, the trees were getting fewer & fewer and eventually it turned into rolling, mostly brown hills. Wind turbines were on the horizon, a few scattered fields & cattle but mostly a lot of nothing as we reached Lewiston.

We crossed into Washington continuing our drive southwest through Walla Walla where we picked up US 730, and soon crossed the Oregon state line. It was certainly not the prettiest portion of Washington, miles & miles of brown fields & lots of trucks loaded with potatoes. The view improved as we traveled beside the Columbia River until finally settling down in Hermiston for the night. We chose a Passport America park, Pioneer RV Park, and it was large, neat & quiet. $16.51 per night for full hookups. We would definitely stay here again. We picked up a few things from Wal-Mart, hence the unusual parking sign in this post. Now that one was a first for us! LOL

We inquired about a good Mexican Restaurant & enjoyed our meal very much. A nice way to end a travel day. We considered doing laundry but our chairs & the TV won that short battle! We're not in 'dire' need just yet, lol.

Tomorrow we'll move on, destination Scappoose. My best friend from high school & her hubby reside there & another close friend is about 50 miles away on the other side of the river. So, we'll be in the area for about 5 days before heading over to the west coast where we'll be traveling down the Pacific Coast Highway! I am really looking forward to that, for a couple of reasons. It's a fantastic, scenic drive & family is at the end of the road!!! Two beautiful granddaughters that we haven't seen for two years that are growing up way too fast.

But let's not rush things! Tomorrow we'll visit Multnomah Falls & then we'll get set up for our visit. It's a lovely area & Dave & Judy always makes sure we see some lovely sights. And they feed us well too!



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