Oregon Coast by 5th Wheel travel blog

Mount Hood

Mount Hood

Mount Hood

Mount Hood

Mount Hood

Cascade Locks KOA Totem Pole

Flowers at KOA

Flowers at KOA


We got packed up after breakfast this morning, which was quite easy as the truck was not unhitched last night and with only being there for one night, we had not hooked up the sewer. We were on our way in a little cloud, but there was blue sky ahead. We stopped for diesel at the end of the rod and again encountered a recurring problem in the USA. When you use your credit card at the pump, they want you to enter a 5 digit zip code, which, of course, we do not have. You then have to go inside and make an arrangement with the cashier. Sometimes they will hold your card while you fill up. Other times, like today, they want to know how much you are going to put in! Besides it being a wild guess, you have to convert US gallons to litres and/or US dollars to Canadian and try and come up with an amount. I guessed (it was a guess, not an inspired calculation!) right and the $50 filled the tank.

We drove through quiet roads for the most part until we hit the road to Portland when the traffic thickened. We surmised this was due to people returning to Portland after the long weekend. As we drove along the Columbia River, Mount Hood hovered overhead. It is quite a sight to see this snow-capped mountain appearing on the horizon with its misty appearance encircled with a cloud which appears to be a permanent resident.

We arrived at the campground and checked in. It is a tree covered property with lots of shade, something we could have used yesterday, but not today. It was sunny, but, as we set up we felt the coolness for the first time in a week. As it was 18 deg. C, it really was not cold, but the change from the mid 20s we have been used to was noticeable.

After lunch Christine gathered our laundry and went over to do it. I lubricated the slide out mechanism and washed as much of the bugs off the front of the trailer as I could.

We had dinner, tidied up and played another game.

Tomorrow we plan to do some sightseeing along the Gorge where there are views and waterfalls

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