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... park ranger guide even pointed out across the river where the end of Oregon Trail had been.
Gary succeeded in expanded our kids culinary horizons. He got them to try Salmon he had smoked. Hunter, my pickiest eater, actually liked it. He also grilled up some salmon & some venison steaks. Both were tasty & Kailtyn enjoyed the venison. Ainsley stuck with the hot dogs!
On Saturday morning, we loaded up again & headed towards Seattle.
... that comparison in a few months.
Cooked salmon, squash, potatoes, a beet salad and we finished a growler of hard cider for dinner. Then baked pears and ice cream for dessert. A fine meal.
Paul and Bobby allowed Kate and I an opportunity to redeem ourselves at Euchre, but no such luck. Then Paul tried to teach us Settlers of Catan, but again, no such luck. Kate won!
Oh, and it's raining ...
... like 9. Nine is late when your camping. I have certainly broken the habit of staying up until the wee hours of the night. No TV and little politics have helped on that score. We got a good start this morning, but had to wait until the sun came around the trees to melt the ice off the tent.
Sadly, no wildlife to speak of. All the elk hunters must have them rattled. We did have Stellar Jays in camp. What we used to call robber jays ...
... in nearly all the streams. Did I mention WHEAT. How can anyone lack for bread with all the wheat in this country. We passed a processor of wheat with a sign that read they are feeding the world....we learned that most of the wheat grown here is shipped to pacific rim countries for noodles. We travel on to vast, barren areas with canyons and buttes and more scablands. They are poor looking areas of brown. As we travel on and turn south to the Columbia ...
... They whine. And when your big sister is constantly pushing you into the lake and not helping you get back out and in fact steps on your hand till you scream at her and push her and Dad hears it and makes you go back to camp and sit in the tent until you apologize which you won’t do until you turn 40, and only then because you are unemployed and your big sister is now the CEO of Google.
Another area that had come highly recommended and was along our ...