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... if these are natives or an invasive species, but they are a visual treat! We pass through deep woods and cross over rushing streams, and we stop to snap shots of layers of hills and clouds.
As we near the conclusion of our journey, my thoughts are drawn back to the old post cards of the Columbia River Gorge ...
... first was to work here just long enough to find another job that tailored to my skill set a bit better (tutoring, teaching, modeling, bodybuilding, personal training etc. etc. etc.) As soon as I started working here I noticed how awesome everyone was. I started to genuinely enjoy coming to work everyday, and although I didn’t necessarily enjoy every customer I talked to, I knew that I would enjoy the people that I worked with. It’s tough ...
... some dinner from the famous food carts of Portland! Meanwhile Caitie stayed back and packed. BUM had told us that there are some great views of the city from a hill (but we couldn't remember the street names) so we drove around looking for a hill, however the Portland weather set in, and after seeing some 'ok' views of city we headed back to the hotel and had some beers at the pub downstairs, we watched the football which was a nice way to relax on our last night ...
... the tops of the hills were in the clouds. And it misted and it rained and, as you will see in the early photos, it was a drab and dreary day.
Our route took us through heavily canopied roads of hardwood trees where the sun doesn’t shine even if it wanted to. We followed the Umpqua River, winding around hills and small mountains, and we crossed the river at least two times on old cement bridges. And a white haze hung above ...
After enjoying the free breakfast at the Best Western, during which we scanned our guides for activity options, we set out for the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum at The Dalles (pronounced with a long A and silent E). The drive to the east took us to a section of the mountains that are considerably drier and browner than the lush, green landscape we had gotten used to seeing. The museum was filled with frontier and exploration memorabilia. ...
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