So we spent our vacation/family visits in the Columbia Gorge area. We got to enjoy two great states just by crossing the bridge!
The Columbia River Gorge area is really pretty.
The scenery was breathtaking as we traveled towards the Bridge of the Gods to cross over into Oregon.
That is the bridge in back of me...
and the view from the bridge looking towards Portland.
Once we crossed the bridge we found wonderful fruit stands and locals selling their fresh caught fish.
We stocked up on lots of fresh fruit. Just look at the size of those blueberries!
We traveled the Columbia River Scenic Highway to the Multnomah Falls. At 620 feet, Multnomah is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States!
We traveled the old road and all along it were these lovely old bridges and guardrails. Many were covered with moss and it looked very storybook-like.
We made it up to Crown Point and the Vista House, another old landmark and a great location from which to view the sights.
The Vista House was built in 1918 as a rest stop observatory for travelers on the old Columbia River Gorge Highway and as a fitting memorial honoring Oregon’s pioneers.
The exterior is gray sandstone. The roof, which for almost 50 years was capped with a copper roof, now has its crown restored to the original matte-glazed green tiles. Inside, Tokeen Alaskan Marble was used to surface the floors and stairs in the rotunda and as wainscoting on the basement walls.
Bev and I are taking turns looking across the river from Oregon to Washington.
We just came from over there this morning! I can see Russia from here! (just kidding)
I had a very important visit on my list of things to do.
When I was an 8 week old puppy I moved next door to become Mama Jamie's Mother's dog. But I could look through the fence and see my first family and I cried and cried to go back home. It was decided that I would come back home and one of my brothers went to live with Grandma. So then I was up for placement and found my forever home in Alaska. Some things were just meant to be.
But my first GM needed me. She was in the hospital recovering and her dogs couldn't visit her. She missed them. Ryker the Therapy Dog to the rescue!
What a special treat for me to get to see her again and bring her comfort. I still love you Grandma!
The last exciting thing on the agenda was to celebrate Cousin Cindy's Birthday! I did not actually get to go but I know they had a good time, even without me. They all went to a new restaurant called Applewood and everyone enjoyed themselves and especially the food! Everyone was raving about the menu and if you go the salmon is wonderful and don't miss the carrot cake... I heard it was awesome!!!
So after a week of fun and frolicking I boarded the Airplane with mama to head for home. I missed my dad and even the cats.
It's great to be home!
Thanks for following along and seeing what I did on my summer vacation. Mama went back to work this week and I am making my adjustments. Living for the weekend again!