White Pass: tall trees, blue lake and cool nights.

Trip Start May 01, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Rimrock Lake Resort

Flag of United States  , Washington
Monday, July 26, 2010

Last night looking out over the Columbia River, I was reminded of the Mississippi River as a barge was moving slowly up the water way.  I never thought of barge traffic here, just recreational boating and wind surfing.  I wasn't able to get any pictures of the wind surfers, just too much to ask of my point and shoot camera with no telescopic lens.

This morning we drove up to one of the sites Sam Hill is noted for: a replication of Stonehenge.  He was so impressed with the structure in England that he copied it to use as a monument to fallen soldiers of the area during WW1. Today it encompasses all fallen war veterans of the area in succeeding wars.  The home he built for his wife is now a museum of art which we were also going to revisit (been there many years ago) but got on the wrong road and was well up river before I realized we had gone the wrong way.  Next time!  The wrong road lead us north along the Columbia River, another gorgeous view to look upon.  We hadn't been along this section of the river so enjoyed new sites.  Lots of wind farms being constructed, orchards in irrigated pockets and range land.
We drove past acres and acres of grapes for the explosion of wineries that have sprouted up in Eastern WA.  Between Tri-Cities and Yakima are the fruit orchards, hops fields (lots of breweries in WA) and veggies. Hot, Hot, Hot today, so headed up into the mountains, looking for cool air tonight.  Rimrock Lake Resort filled the bill.  Quiet night with the wind rustling through the trees.

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