Scenic Road Trip: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon (Part 3)

along the Columbia River, OR © lynne medsker

Well, it’s finally here. The last post from our ten-day camping/travels around beautiful Oregon and Northern California. Sometimes I think all it did was whet our appetite for more! Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. 🙂 We spent many hours our last two days down by the Columbia River, admiring the views and watching whatever action was available. Often that action included trains! One was right by our campground, another directly across the river. And they were BUSY! along the Columbia River, OR © lynne medsker

along the Columbia River, OR © lynne medsker

along the Columbia River, OR © lynne medskerIt was a relaxing spot, although very windy! Many of the other campers were there to wind-surf those winds. Somehow we never got to see any of them in action though. Just another reason to go back one day! Mark even has some fun with my camera while we hung out by the river, the longer we were there the more his enthusiasm developed. 

Of course a sunset and beer is about the most perfect way to end a trip (okay, my preference would be wine!) and that’s pretty much how we wrapped it up!

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful scenery…

Lynne

Scenic Road Trip: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon (Part 2)

old bridge, columbia river gorge © lynne medsker

Along with the natural beauty of the Gorge area shown in my last post there was some pretty spectacular architecture in the area too! Our favorite was The Vista House at Crown Point!

view from Vista House © lynne medsker
view from The Vista House

The Vista House, Oregon © lynne medsker

The Vista House, Oregon © lynne medsker

The Vista House, Oregon © lynne medsker

The Vista House, Oregon © lynne medsker

The Vista House, Oregon © lynne medsker

Originally built in 1918, it sits high on a bluff with amazing views to go along with it’s beautiful design. You can read about it’s history here: http://vistahouse.com/history/the-vista-house-story/.

Only one more post left from our trip, which makes me a little sad! Guess I better be planning a new adventure soon. 🙂

Scenic Road Trip: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon (Part 1)

columbia river, oregon © lynne medsker
columbia river, oregon © lynne medsker

Our last two nights in Oregon we spent camping along the Columbia River. The entire area was beautiful, with more sights to see than we could possibly explore in what time we had left. But we did our best!

Mt. Adams, Washington © lynne medsker
View of Mt. Adams, Washington from the river
fishing the river © lynne medsker
fishing the river
cascade locks © lynne medsker
Cascade Locks, Columbia River, Oregon © lynne medsker

On of the most amazing things was just driving down a scenic road and being able to see so many different waterfalls, right along the road!

oregon waterfalls © lynne medsker

oregon waterfalls © lynne medsker
multnomah falls

oregon waterfalls © lynne medsker

oregon waterfalls © lynne medsker

oregon waterfalls © lynne medsker

oregon waterfalls © lynne medsker

I could have spent days traveling that one stretch of road, hiking the trails to other waterfalls and photographing all the beauty. As it was we had hours. What motivation for a return visit!