(I'd advise clicking on the photos and going thru a slide show- but you'll miss the captions, but I uploaded high quality photos)
First Night: Herman Creek Horse Camp.
Yep, those are for the horses, if you came that way instead of car.
This is a peninsula out into the Columbia River approx exit 55. And someone snuck and camped out there. We met a nice couple from Portland here - the wife was a librarian for the Multnomah county libraries and invited us to visit her branch when she was working (Tues thru Sat).
Columbia from the peninsula
On the back road to Hood River
I was told there's usually goats out here, but today the herd was hiding.
Oatie's peeking outside at the campers.
The Columbia River
I forgot the name of this area
Inside the said hotel.
Hood River - the town- the river is actually the Columbia here.
Poor tuckered out guy
driving out to our campground in Hood River
The little boy next door making friends with Oatie on the actual Hood River
Orchards with views
I wanted to buy this house in the orchards
I stole two pears from the orchards
Damn this is crazy beautiful- Mt Adams
And in the other direction, Mt Hood!
I guess this is why people love mountains. So majestic.
Coffee in the morning.
Mt Hood again
After we went swimming in the Columbia- there was a nice beach.
The beach of swimming! Very calm and warm enough.
Driving home on Hwy 14.
Campsite in Home Valley, WA
The swimming beach, also in Home Valley
Tuckered out at home.