Trip Log – The Columbia River is Awesome!!

SL Bonneville Locks  SL Bonneville Salmon Ladder

 

SL Columbia River Falls

 

Our driving today was along the Columbia River all the way.  The river and the drive are awesome!  It is hard to believe that it is a river because it is so wide. We went through mile after mile of scenic beauty. The three photos I chose for today were from the Bonneville Dam and a waterfall, which I don’t remember the name of. The upper right picture is of the Salmon ladder at the dam that allows the salmon to get to their upstream migration point.  They had a viewing area in the ladder so that you could see the fish making the jumps.  There was a person in a special room there whose job it was to count the fish making the trip.  That sounds kind of boring but it probably pays pretty good huh?

We are now on the eastern edge of Portland and will venture into town tomorrow. We have several places on our agenda including some special gardens. We also decided to venture some more and let OnStar guide us tomorrow throughout the city.  I will let you know how that goes 🙂   Just a few more miles and we will be done with our western migration as we will have hit the Pacific Ocean. From here we will start heading south.

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