Travel Blogs from The Dalles
This was a "sad" day. We had to say goodbye to the coast. Wah!
We packed everything up and checked out, as usual, very close to the check out time. This time, noon. Then we went out on the beach for a few minutes. It was misty with a bit of rain and a lot of overcast all day long. I don't think we really saw the sun all day. But we still …
... through the Cascade Range forming the boundary between the State of Washington to the north and Oregon to the south. Spectacular..... More of it tomorrow.
The Columbia River Gorge began forming as far back as the Miocene, (roughly 17 to 12 million years ...
... to get a big campsite ($20/ngt) that backed right onto the Deschutes River, with a beautiful view, power and water! Definitely needed the power, as it is currently 100 degrees F, and our air-conditioner has been put to the test! There is a 17-mile biking trail right beside the campsite, so we did a couple of bike-hikes, despite the heat. Both evenings here we sat by the river (tonight eating D's birthday supper ...
... and got set up. A few sites over, a newly retired couple and their dog were watching us, so we went over to say hello. As we were finishing dinner, the woman brought over some icecream bars for our dessert. Nice people.
The three of us cuddled up and watched We Bought A Zoo and decided that Nate would sleep “downstairs” with us...surprisingly it wasn’t too crowded and I liked having both little birds in my ...
... lupines and asters in full bloom. We hiked until we came to the Hood River Wilderness. There we needed to fill out a tag that gave us permission to hike there. We hiked mostly down from that point to Zig Zag Canyon which was about a mile and a half. We went down to the bottom of the canyon to the glacial melt stream that went through it. The water was really cold. We hiked back up out of the canyon and went up and up and up some more until ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility