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May 5, 2018 - Paradise Point SP-- Day 2 of Three State Parks

Paradise Point SP-- Second of Three State Parks Paradise Point SP is about fifty-five miles south of Lewis & Clark SP, if you drive primarily on I-5. But we took scenic country roads for the first half of this day's short drive. Leaving Lewis & Clark, we headed south on Jackson Highway. In the small town of Toledo we got snacks in "the" grocery store. A few miles further south, and west, we crossed over I-5 and took Barnes Road south. Our route paralleled the meandering Cowlitz River. Barnes Road became Old Highway 99 north of Castle...

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Traveling in 2018

Jul 20, 2016 - Woodland, Washington

You know, sometimes late at night I realize that I have not had an entry in the travel journal and I promise myself that I will fix that in the morning. But, the morning comes and I forget all about it. I have considered stopping it all together, as it is a not a free site and my subscription just ended and it is time to renew. But, there are two reasons that give me food for thought. One is that some of you are loyal to my journal and enjoy reading it (which delights me to no end), the other is that it is a chronicle of our adventures and...

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Yippee Tyo's!

Jun 7, 2015 - It's Been a While

We got to spend three days with Bev and John at Seven Feathers. I think it was a good mini vacation for those two who have been dealing with the stress of the illness of Bev's mom. At least Bev was able to sleep a bit. And we sure had fun playing the slot machines. For some reason, when we gamble at machines next to each other, Bev wins and I contribute. We yell and shout and people stop to see what all the excitement is about, and usually it's not much. We are just having fun. -- Last night, Bev's hubby John and I played bingo. For $10, I...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Jun 2, 2015 - Columbia Riverfront RV Park

Stop at this wonderful RV Park to have a few nights to just hang. It was right on the Columbia River close to Portland. You rig faced out and you watched all the ships come in. The Rose Festival was going to be in Portland this weekend, so we saw Coast Guard and Navy ship beside barges coming and going. We are now headed to Angela and Kurt's in Graham, WA.

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Northwest USA

Aug 27, 2014 - Mt. Rainier day trip- part 2

There were many waterfalls and deep canyons all through the park. This one was of interest because this is the head of the Cowletz River. It is melt off of the Cowletz Glacier from which Cowletz County takes its name (an Indian tribe name). Dan was born in Cowletz County sixty some odd years ago. The box canyon through which it cascades here is about 180 feet deep but only 13 feet wide at the narrow section. It roars as it passes through this restricted rocky passage. Further toward the western side of the park, on the south flank, is...

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Rambling Rodericks

Aug 24, 2014 - The "Heavy Lift" vessel Blue Marlin

Fascinating ship viewing this evening. Dan and I had been watching, throughout the day, for local ship traffic expected to pass us by looking at the Marine Traffic website. We saw that a unique ship was coming upriver, and it would pass by us soon. We looked at it's pictures on the website and saw that, unquestionably, it would be a unique p . We hustled out tot he river side with camera in hand. As we went, we noticed a number of others were out to watch the ship as well. And the more of us who gathered, the more other “campers” got...

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Aug 23, 2014 - Catching up my journal travel map

One reason I chose to use this My Trip Journal website was because I liked the map feature. I have been wondering for a long time if I could go "back in time" to include our previous travel locations. And I find that I may do that. So, minus pictures which are already on the previous Terri's Tidings blog, I'm doing a quick summary of our movements and map locations.

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Aug 16, 2014 - Whimsical artistry at a nearby house

A few days ago I decided to walk the mile and 1/4 over to this house in order to take pictures. We pass this place often as we drive from “home”, the Columbia Riverfront RV Park, to town, Woodland, or to the city, Vancouver or Portland. The folks who live here are very artistic. It's not every one who can take “junk” and arrange it into a pleasing landscape design. These people must have lived near the coast for a while since much of the yard-art has a nautical or water theme. Or perhaps the theme is actually different modes of...

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Jul 23, 2014 - Sunsets & Dredging

During the last weeks of July this section of the Columbia was dredged. First we noticed the small boat, the Army Corps of Engineers boat “Redlinger” running back and forth about a half mile up and then half mile down river from us throughout several days. Until the dredger showed up, we weren't certain of what the Redlinger was doing. But then it became clear: Redlinger was charting the bottom of the channel in preparation for the dredger, the Bayport. The Bayport, when actually dredging, moved so slowly it would take about an hour to move...

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Jul 22, 2014 - A Giant

Not much river traffic today. But as I was just finishing washing up the dinner dishes I happened to look up and see this giant going by quickly at about 13 knots. These darn things are so quiet that they have surprised me several times. They leave no wake which is shocking, especially when I see that a fast moving small fishing boat leaves quite a bit of wake! By the time I grabbed the camera and ran outside in my slippers, I'd nearly missed getting this photo. According to the Marine traffic website, this is a vehicle carrier, and is...

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Jul 20, 2014 - More ships on the Coumbia

For those who love to see the big ships, this is certainly a fun place to watch. What surprises me is how very quietly they skim by. Often I just happen to look out the window and there goes a ship!!! That's what just happened with the Summertime Dream. We'd been watching it make its way down river from the confluence of the Willamette River with the Columbia at Portland. By "watching it", I mean using the website called www.marinetraffic.com. We can read the name of the ship, how fast it is moving, where its last and next ports of call...

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Jul 15, 2014 - Columbia Riverfront RV, Woodland WA

The Columbia Riverfront RV Park is right on the Columbia River where it heads north after passing Portland and Vancouver. This is farm country. On the opposite side of the road out front, Dike Road, are wheat, alfalfa and hay farms. Further down are blueberry and blackberry farms along with packing plants. But not more than a few miles away is "Wally World" Walmart and Hwy I-5. So far, we are not doing much more than watching for passing ships, walking along the shore and visiting Wally World or doctors. One day we stopped at a Napa...

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