Holiday Inn Express Portland East-Troutdale
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We spent the last few days relaxing.
We went to The Rhinelander again.
We walked on the Columbia river again.
I took her to the airport.
... were able to walk (I won't say "hike") a bit on the trail...I am reading "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed right now and I think she must have a stop at Timberline on her trek northward on the trail. Right now she is still in California, but I looked ahead in the book and I think she makes it to the Bridge of the Gods in Cascade Locks where we were yesterday. Her book about her experience on this trail that goes from Mexico to Canada is very ...
This was a passing visit onto our evening stop-over, but we managed to drive up the rest of the 99 and through the old part of town (and saw the cable-cars).
We then headed east onto the 84 and then the 30 so we could stop off at a couple of places that we missed out due to time constraints when we were here ...
... the north side of the river was pretty although there were not many viewpoints to pull off. The road ran right beside the river or up on the side of the mountain. We stopped briefly at the Bonneville Dam to watch the fisher persons catch shad.
Note: The dam is in 2 parts since there is an island in the river at that point. One part produces power and the other part contains fish ladders and ways for the migrating fish to get through ...
... left feeling rather pleased with ourselves.
Also, you may have heard about all the great wildlife you can see in Yellowstone. We were excited at the prospect of seeing grizzlies, wolves, huge elk, etc. In fact, the bear problem there is so bad, you have to go through pretty rigorous steps to even wash your dishes at the end of the night, and all food and smelly items have to be locked in your car unless you are using them. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed