GRANDSON'S COLLEGE GRADUATION TRIP travel blog


This is the last day that Marge and Ross will be staying at the campground in Kennewick. They extended their stay in Kennewick because Ross was ill with a bad cold and they decided to use the week for him to rest and hopefully recuperate.

Ross did not stay inside of the motorhome the entire week but they did very little other than go out and eat although they did visit a couple of wineries and attended a so called concert at one of the wineries they had visited. The concert was open to the public but it was organized to celebrate a high school class reunion. Unfortunately the music was music aimed at the time period of the high school class and neither Ross nor Marge could handle more that about 45 minutes of the noise. They left and went back to the motorhome.

Ross began to feel better by Sunday but he still suffered from a terrible cough and being able to get a good night’s rest. Monday morning Ross' cough was somewhat better and they made reservations at a campground in White Salmon, Washington called the Bridge RV Park Campground. The campground had space available for a three night stay and at 0830 they left the Kennewick campground and headed west.

The owner of the Bridge RV Park warned Ross about the various means for getting to the park. The park is located on the Washington side of the Columbia River and if Ross crossed the Columbia River on I82 he would have to re-cross the river to get to the park. He told Ross that two of the bridges were very old and narrow and Ross read several comments from persons that had crossed those bridges and they did not sound like fun, one even suggesting that motorhome mirrors be turned into the motorhome as close as possible to prevent accidents while passing trucks on the bridge. There was also another warning that if you do not cross the Hood River Bridge, the oldest and narrowest of all of the bridges, that Ross would have five low clearance tunnels to pass through if approaching the campground from the west and two tunnels if approaching from the east.

Ross was about to cancel the reservation but he called the campground again to discuss the best route to the campground. The campground owner said that coming from Kennewick that State Highway 14 was a good two lane road that followed the river and that the tunnels were not a problem and that he has customers with large Prevost Coaches that are over 13 feet high travel through the tunnels with no damage and that the highway is also a heavy truck route. So Tuesday morning Ross and Marge took off for the Bridge RV Park via State highway 14.

That is all for now,

Ross & Marge

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